On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
peace and security
In the DRC, increasing violence has forced people to flee from their homes, and led to the deaths of almost 1,500 people a day.
The humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues (see ‘The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion’).
Oxfam's humanitarian policy notes set out our learning on a wide range of issues affecting humanitarian action around the world.