internally displaced people

internally displaced people

Aisha is an IDP from Haradh, living with her family in Borman village in Abs district – Hajjah.

Daily life, a struggle for survival in Yemen

In Yemen, everyday life goes from bad to worse. The conflict that escalated in March 2015 has left nearly 19 million people - 70 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian aid - the greatest number in any country in the world. The economy has been shattered, pushing the basics beyond the reach of many.

An Oxfam Community Health Volunteer speaks at a public health promotion event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in Taiz. Photo: Oxfam

We won’t wait: as war ravages Yemen, its women strive to build peace

Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly affected by the conflict and have a crucial role to play in building peace at the local level.

Awa Oumar, Oxfam's program beneficiary in Bria, Central African Republic.

Central African communities regain their livelihoods

Many families in Central African Republic struggle to obtain the basic essentials such as water and food. In Bria, Oxfam is supporting vulnerable households that have lost their means of production by helping them to relaunch their economic activities.

Central African Republic cannot face another year abandoned

Ahead of an international donor meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Oxfam warns that the people of Central African Republic cannot face another year of the present dire situation which has left half of the 4.8 million population in need of humanitarian assistance. 

Hassana, 25, from Nigeria, holds her 11-month-old daughter Fanta outside the small makeshift shelter in which they live in north eastern Niger.

West Africa: the plights of a forgotten crisis

Ongoing conflict with Boko Haram, across West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin region, has forced more than 2.6 million people to flee terrifying violence in Nigeria, Niger and Chad. Having left everything behind, their homes ruined and their lives completely disrupted, they live in extreme vulnerability. You can help.

"Llegar en canoa a Nyal lleva tres días. Ir caminando habría llevado demasiado tiempo. El viaje estuvo bien. Fue tranquilo y seguro. Sé cómo de peligroso es para las mujeres recorrer largas distancias y dormir en el bosque solas. Yo, sin embargo, me sentí

How a canoe program is saving lives and livelihoods in South Sudan

Two years of extended fighting has forced thousands of people to seek refuge in Nyal and the islands surrounding it. Many must regularly walk long distances alone in search of aid and food. We are assisting them to access free and safe travel by training canoe operators and distributing vouchers for transport.

Amna fled Deraa in Syria after her son was killed in 2013 and went to live in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.

I ask the world to empathize

Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.

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