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Hurricane Matthew: International community must respond now to prevent more loss of life

Food, shelter and clean water are needed urgently by people in southern Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. Oxfam fears that the current death toll of at least 800 will increase further. The international community must act immediately to mitigate the loss of entire harvests and to counter any possible spikes of cholera. Oxfam is sending 3 tons of water purifying supplies to Haiti.

A mother gives her son a drink of water from an Oxfam tank in Ethiopia

A preventable crisis

The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. There is an urgent need for humanitarian action where the situation is already dire, to prepare for La Niña later this year, to commit to new measures to build communities’ resilience, and to mobilize global action to address climate change

Oxfam statement on the death of Jo Cox

Oxfam is deeply shocked to hear the news of Jo Cox's death. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Brendan and Jo's family at this difficult time. Jo was a passionate advocate on humanitarian issues, we will miss her.

7 tons of humanitarian aid arrives in South Sudan

Missed out

This study seeks to understand the strengths and challenges of working with national and local nongovernmental organisations in South Sudan’s conflict-driven emergency, and reviews how the broader humanitarian system facilitates or prevents their involvement.

A woman and boy take water from an Oxfam tank in the village of Burunchili, Kathmandu, Nepal after the Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake - our response

On 25th April 2015 a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Oxfam responded by providing immediate humanitarian aid to thousands of people. We have also worked to support people improve their long term well being and that of their community.

 

An Oxfam worker and Burundian refugee, Irakoze

Righting the Wrong

Tens of millions of people receive vital humanitarian aid every year, but millions more suffer without adequate help and protection. This paper looks at how we can improve the humanitarian system and calls for a shift of power and resources from international actors to local actors. 

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