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.
On Friday (Mar 28), the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, will address the UN Security Council on Syria.
Today Oxfam withdraws four aid workers who have been trapped by fighting in Malakal while raising a further alarm over a lack of humanitarian access across the country.
Violence in Central African Republic has seen many large traders and herders targeted and chased from the country, raising fears of a market collapse that would exacerbate the current food crisis.
Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety.
Emma Jane Drew, Country Director (Acting) for Oxfam in South Sudan, said from Juba:
Oxfam’s Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies have been developed to be used as a tool for humanitarian program practitioners to ensure a consistent approach to promoting gender equality in h
Talks yesterday on Syria between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered modest signs of progress towards alleviating the humanitarian situation, halting the violence, and achieving a political solution.
An Israeli airstrike has destroyed one Oxfam supported, left another damaged in North West Gaza City.
International aid agency Oxfam is deeply concerned about the escalating violence witnessed across Egypt and strongly condemns the excessive use of force by Egyptian security forces against