Oxfam plans to provide vital assistance in the next few weeks to some 20,000 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan, working very closely with a multitude of partners to deliver water, basic sanitation, tents and tarpaulins for emergency shelter.
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated as Cyclone Phailin hit India's coast on Saturday, 12 October. Estimates were that some 12 million people were going to be affected.
Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess the water and sanitation conditions in Bohol, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines this week.
New Oxfam research reveals that many donor countries are failing to provide their share of the urgently-needed funding for the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.
Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.
The UN estimates that almost 7 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, including 4 million internally displaced. These photos show how Syrians are coping with this dramatic situation.
In 2012, the Sahel region of West and Central Africa was once again hit by a severe food crisis, affecting over 18 million people at its peak. At the start of 2012, when the crisis
In a new report, 'Learning the Lessons', international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities to better prepare for recurring emergencies.
Syria’s humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control, leaving relief agencies overstretched and struggling to cope with a massive surge in refugee numbers and with promised funds still yet to arrive on the ground, warns international aid agency, Oxfam.
In early January 2012, Oxfam launched an emergency response to the 2011-2012 food crisis in order to support some of the most vulnerable people in the region.