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.
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One year since we announced our East Africa food crisis appeal, we bring you this incredible video capturing a Turkana community's delight as Oxfam builds them a borehole, bringing desperately needed fresh water to this village in Northern Kenya.
Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat. The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished.
A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families – bringing the total to almost half a million people – into the Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sparked grave concerns among international and national NGOs in Pakistan.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam's work combines short-term emergency relief with longer-term development projects.
Nearly 30,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam – a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan – since the start of 2012. Oxfam’s
The floods that began in August 2011 and swept across the province of Sindh and part of Bolochistan resulted in one of the most destructive disasters that Pakistan has experienced.
In 2011, Oxfam continued to deliver emergency water, sanitation, and public health work in Haiti, working with communities and local organizations to find more permanent solutions to meet long-term needs for these services.