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A woman and children gather safe drinking water from the tap Oxfam has installed in Huth IDP camp. Photo: Kate Wiggans/Oxfam

Two and a half years of war have plunged Yemen into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and put the country at risk of famine. Now it is at the mercy of a deadly and rapidly spreading cholera epidemic that if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months. Help us stop the spread now.

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.

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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Photo: Arturo Cañedo - Oxfam

Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014 the richest 10% of people in Latin America had amassed 71% of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s calculations, in just six years’ time the richest 1% in the region will have accumulated more wealth than the remaining 99%.

A father carries his son across a broken bamboo bridge on the edge of Balhukali camp, Bangladesh. Photo: Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam

It took the tug of a shirt. A history revisited.

One of Oxfam’s most experienced water engineers, Zulfiquar Ali Haider, was recently approached by a man in his sixties, who was living in the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh. Extraordinarily the refugee recognized Haider – as the man who helped to save his life by providing emergency water two decades before.