Features

Berte sits with her child inside a church which is a refuge for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the ongoing conflict in the Kasai Province. Photo: John Wessels/Oxfam

Urgent action is needed now in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Millions of people have been forced from their homes due to conflict and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. An outbreak of Ebola virus has spread into the northwest of the country, raising fears of a wider epidemic. Your help can save lives.

Felicia Ayaawin draws water from the well Oxfam’s partner installed new her home in Kpatua. The well has an electric pump powered by solar panels, and water is stored in a large tank.

Kpatua, a village of about 120 households located in the farthest northeastern corner of Ghana, is not on the national electricity grid. Oxfam in collaboration with a local partner is working on a renewable solar energy project which provides clean water, lights, and the potential for more improvements.

Amina Ehrary, a Herat resident and a 42-year-old mother of three, has spent most of her life fighting for women's rights. Credit: Freshta Ghani/Oxfam

Having spent most of his life fighting for women's rights, Amina Ehrary runs her own women counseling center where she advises, supports and gets access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan. Her tireless efforts to change the lives of women has transformed her into a role model for other women and someone the community trusts. Read her story.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

Read more

News

Blogs