A group of women walking in the Assaga camp for IDPs and refugees, Diffa region, Niger. Vincent Tremeau/Oxfam

Every day, hundred of thousands of people are forced to flee to escape war, violence, famine and disasters. Yet many governments have turned their backs, and are not taking anything close to their fair share of responsibility. Find on our interactive map where are the vast majority of refugees worlwide and take action now.

Hannan, 20, disposes of waste water with her son Mohammed*, 2, at an informal settlement for Syrian refugees near the town of Baalbek in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

All around the world, war, violence, poverty, famine and disasters force ordinary people from their homes every day, as they desperately search for safety and protection. Many have left everything behind and end up living in squalid conditions with not enough food, clean water or proper sanitation. You can help.

More than 370,000 Rohingya people have crossed over to Bangladesh in the last four weeks, resulting in a large-scale humanitarian crisis. Oxfam has started to respond with life-saving essentials including clean drinking water, sanitation facilities and plastic sheets for shelter to 200,000 people.

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.

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Osman village in Amran governorate,  A ‘Lord of the Rings’ village where 200 families are fighting hunger. Credit: Mohammed Farah Adam/Oxfam

People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.