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Oxfam staff in Ecuador are working with the government to establish the effective distribution system of safe water in Portoviejo and Pedernales

We are responding to a major earthquake off the coast of Ecuador that caused hundreds of deaths and injured thousands of people. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. Help us.

An Oxfam truck of livestock feed is unloaded, Siti Zone, Ethiopia

About 60 million people across the world face worsening hunger and poverty due to droughts and crop failures in 2014/5. The situation has been exacerbated by the worst ever recorded El Niño weather system and the number of people struggling to survive is likely to rise. Hear their stories.

There are now more than 50 000 refugees currently stranded in Greece. Their situation is increasingly worsening.

Every day, boatloads of people fleeing war and poverty arrive on the small Greek Island of Lesbos from Turkey. They have risked their lives on a dangerous voyage with no guarantees. They are now stranded in Greece, without hope of continuing their journey to Europe. They need your help. 

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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Oxfam water delivery, Ethiopia drought crisis, Feb 2016. Credit: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

World leaders meeting in New York to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement they negotiated in December must strengthen their current pledges and increase the money so urgently needed to enable people to adapt to the changing climate.

Le 2 mars dernier, Berta Cáceres, militante hondurienne du droit à la terre, a été assassinée en pleine nuit.

The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.