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Yahya* lives in one room with his family and all their possessions. They need to walk for two hours to reach water wells, which are often contaminated by cholera. Photo: Gabreez/Oxfam

Almost four years of devastating conflict have plunged Yemen into one of the world's gravest humanitarian crises. The country is on the brink of famine and is also now suffering the largest ever outbreak of cholera since records began. We are delivering emergency aid but we urgently need your help to do more.

Oxfam recently started the construction of a more than 100-kilometres-long gravity-fed water supply system, that will provide safe water to some of the most remote locations in DRC.
The Fizi territory, in the South Kivu region, is one of the most inaccessible places of DRC. And here, Oxfam is building a 96-kilometers-long gravity-fed water supply system, that taps into a river source in Mitumba mountain ranges. The project will reduce the burden on women and girls and leave them with more time to go to school and undertake other responsibilities in the community.

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Climate strike march, 15 March 2019. Photo: Oxfam Australia

Our children are walking out of school today, saying we have failed them. At Oxfam, we support them. This is the kind of clarity and energy we need now from the UN.

Oxfam’s Winnie Byanyima told leaders at the UN this week that global inequality and climate break-down are twin interrelated crises of a world being “torn apart by the engine of our own political economy”.

We have failed our children

Wadha, in Deir Ez-Zor, is one of many people benefiting from Oxfam’s cash-for-work program in Syria. Credit: Dania Kareh/Oxfam

Syria's people are caught in terrible bind: eight years of war, millions need life-saving aid. The humanitarian response in Syria is significantly underfunded. Yet the international community doesn't want to support activities that it thinks could strengthen the government of Syria. So what next?