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.
A devastating drought has hit Ethiopia, putting millions of people at risk of hunger and disease. We are helping over 160,000 people in three areas of the by trucking in water, repairing boreholes and wells, and giving out animal feed.
A devastating drought in Ethiopia is causing the worst food crisis that the country has faced in 30 years. We must act now to protect millions from hunger and disease. With your help we can reach men, women and children in desperate need with life-saving clean water and food.
We are providing clean water to people in Ethiopia stricken by drought, and helping them manage their livestock. It's vital the international community commits funding now to stop a major disaster.
Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14th in Geneva.
In Matangai, Rumbek, they relied heavily on rainfall and distant boreholes to irrigate their land. With most of the men gone, the women must both provide and care for their families alone, the long daily trips for water was leaving time for little else.
We are helping families affected by the conflict in Yemen to buy basic supplies and get access to clean water and sanitation services.
An estimated 90,000 people have fled to Nyriol County and its surrounds since conflict started in South Sudan.
A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today.
Lack of fuel to cook food was one of the greatest challenges facing the people housed at the United Nations camp in Juba, South Sudan before February 2014. This has all changed since we started to provide fuel efficient stoves and charcoal.
The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost half a trillion dollars ($490 billion) – three times more than for the whole of the 1970s.