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.
Elena came to own her own restaurant after joining an Oxfam women's support group in 2011. She did well for several months but is now struggling due to inflation, despite this she remains hopeful of sucess and of rebuilding Rumbek.
Humanitarian Key Facts draws attention to the scale and impact of recent humanitarian crises, and the need for both greater assistance and lasting solutions to the millions of people affected by conflict, violence and disasters.
After eight years of the blockade, Gaza's unemployment rate is the highest in the world. We are working with partners to help people to recover their livelihoods after the conflict, during which many small businesses were destroyed.
In a small town in South Sudan, Oxfam has supported five fishing groups with capital and business training to set up cooperative models. The groups work together to find alternatives solutions to problems in their communities. They are using the Nile and its vast resource as common ground for dialogue and income generation.
The ICIJ’s exposure of immense human suffering around the world, linked to World Bank funding, should finally wake the Bank up to the reality of its failures.
In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5 billion and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun.
Increasingly, development money is being channelled through third parties such as banks or private equity funds. This report tells the human story behind the high finance and statistics.
Water is life. Water is on everyone’s mind, and as we observe World Water Day on 22 March, the time has come for us to take action and find ways to conserve this limited resource so that future generations can also make use of it.
Ebola is devastating communities in West Africa. Stephen Seckor, who has recovered from Ebola, talks about the difficult situation he faces now that he has taken on looking after thirteen children.
Six months since the conflict began, parts of Gaza are still strewn with the rubble of destroyed homes. Despite the ceasefire in September 2014 vital reconstruction has barely begun and the Israeli blockade of Gaza remains in place.