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.
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
Oxfam is urgently trying to reach 500,000 people affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Our priority is to reach the most vulnerable families with safe water and sanitation facilities to help protect people from public health risks. Please donate to support our relief and recovery efforts.
There are an estimated one million refugees from Syria living in Lebanon, with more arriving every day.
We are esponding to Typhoon Haiyan currently with four teams in the affected areas (Northern Cebu, Leyte and Samar) providing water and hygiene kits.
The M23 has been defeated militarily and today are set to sign a peace agreement with the government, but dozens of armed groups remain in eastern DRC, exposing civilians to daily violence.
Continued support from the Somali diaspora is essential for Somalia to successfully emerge from its protracted humanitarian emergency and build the foundations for its long-term development.
Serious public health concerns need to be immediately addressed in Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas, where the greatest number of people living without adequate quantities of safe water and sanitation facilities are located.
Oxfam ships 20 tons of emergency water and sanitation aid to Syria. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help us provide these desperately needed supplies and equipment.
Syrian and Jordanian runners are today (Friday) due to run 10 kilometers as part of the Samsung Amman International Marathon and to highlight their solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.
More than 9,000 people are being helped by International agency Oxfam through its partners with safe water, following the earthquake.