A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Recent fighting in the town of Kamango in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo forced thousands to cross the border into Uganda.
We are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for thousands of refugees living in Bubukwanga transit center, western Uganda.
Many people in the Oxfam team have incredible life stories, and some know exactly what it's like to be a refugee. Meet James Dafallah, an Oxfam public health worker.
Leka'a is a young Syrian woman. She is one of over 100,000 refugees from Syria coping with life in Za'atari refugee camp.
Oxfam reaction to news that the number of refugees fleeing Syria has now reached the
With no end in sight to the conflict in Syria, hundreds of thousands of people are living in desperate conditions and exposed to continuing violence. Today, half the pre-conflict population of 22 million Syrians have fled their homes and more than 13.5 million people urgently need your help.
Tens of thousands of people in eastern Congo have recently fled violence in their home communities and are now living in camps just outside Goma. Oxfam and our partners are doing all we can to provide basic humanitarian assistance.
After one year of conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile state, 109,000 refugees have fled across the border to four camps in Maban county, South Sudan, which all face the threat of recurrent flooding due t