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.
When Samjhana's school reopened one month after the earthquake, nothing was the same. With a partner organization we have worked to rebuild it with even better hygiene facilities than before, encouraging girls to stay in school for longer.
A power crisis, which began in December 2013, has become a nation-wide conflict, killing thousands of people and displaced millions more in South Sudan. Oxfam is responding to immediate humanitarian needs as well as long term recovery.
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.
On 25th April 2015 a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Oxfam responded by providing immediate humanitarian aid to thousands of people. We have also worked to support people improve their long term well being and that of their community.
The conflict has displaced millions of people, many of whom now have no access to food, water or livelihoods. Oxfam are providing live saving support.
Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised, Oxfam said today. Clean water for drinking and hand washing is essential for the prevention of waterborne diseases after a disaster.
Millions of people in the Pacific are affected by the consequences of a powerful El Niño.
Juliana Akwero moved to Juba with her husband and two children in June this year to find a new threat. A cholera outbreak was just beginning, this is how toilets and basic sanitation are helping the community to save lives by preventing future outbreaks.
Oxfam has reached over 1.4 million people in Ebola affected countries since the start of our response in May 2014. Today, the Ebola outbreak is easing—but it is not over. We are working with partners and communities to track down cases and prevent new hotspots from emerging. We can not stop fighting the Ebola outbreak until we get to zero cases in West Africa.
Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease.