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. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by some of the most vulnerable communities. This story aims to give them a voice.
65 million people had been forced to leave their homes by conflict and violence in 2015. Millions more have left everything behind fleeing disasters. Please explore the stories on the map and act now to make a difference to people on the move.
In response to renewed violence in South Sudan on the fifth anniversary of the country's independence, Oxfam calls for an end to the fighting and for all parties to allow humanitarian access to people affected.
Five years after the birth of South Sudan, Oxfam warned today that without commitment from all signatories to the country's 2015 peace agreement, the country will falter. According to Oxfa
"Let Me In" is the cornerstone of Alicia Keys' We Are Here cultural movement’s campaign to shine a spotlight on the refugee crisis. The short film is a powerful message aimed at raising awareness and supporting We Are Here member organizations Oxfam, Care, and War Child’s ongoing work with people forced to flee their homes.
This research project aimed to improve Oxfam’s understanding of the protection and livelihood challenges faced by refugees from Syria as well as the protection concerns arising from the coping strategies that they use to try to meet those challenges.
Oxfam and ActionAid have listened to hundreds of refugee and migrant women and men on Lesvos island, in Athens and in the Epirus region of northwest Greece to understand why they fled their countries, what their immediate needs are, and what they plan to do next. Their situation is desperate, but also avoidable.
As the blockade enters its tenth year, the lack of fuel and rolling electricity shortages mean daily life grinds to a halt all too often and most Palestinians in Gaza are sinking into extreme poverty. Unless the blockade is urgently lifted, the UN predicts that Gaza will become unlivable by 2020.
Business used to flourish in Gaza but now the blockade keeps people poor and denies them basic human rights. We are calling for the blockade to be lifted to ensure everyone in Gaza has the opportunity to live in freedom, peace and dignity.