internally displaced people

internally displaced people

Awa Oumar, Oxfam's program beneficiary in Bria, Central African Republic.

Central African communities regain their livelihoods

Many families in Central African Republic struggle to obtain the basic essentials such as water and food. In Bria, Oxfam is supporting vulnerable households that have lost their means of production by helping them to relaunch their economic activities.

Central African Republic cannot face another year abandoned

Ahead of an international donor meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Oxfam warns that the people of Central African Republic cannot face another year of the present dire situation which has left half of the 4.8 million population in need of humanitarian assistance. 

Hassana, 25, from Nigeria, holds her 11-month-old daughter Fanta outside the small makeshift shelter in which they live in north eastern Niger.

West Africa: the plights of a forgotten crisis

Ongoing conflict with Boko Haram, across West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin region, has forced more than 2.6 million people to flee terrifying violence in Nigeria, Niger and Chad. Having left everything behind, their homes ruined and their lives completely disrupted, they live in extreme vulnerability. You can help.

"Llegar en canoa a Nyal lleva tres días. Ir caminando habría llevado demasiado tiempo. El viaje estuvo bien. Fue tranquilo y seguro. Sé cómo de peligroso es para las mujeres recorrer largas distancias y dormir en el bosque solas. Yo, sin embargo, me sentí

How a canoe program is saving lives and livelihoods in South Sudan

Two years of extended fighting has forced thousands of people to seek refuge in Nyal and the islands surrounding it. Many must regularly walk long distances alone in search of aid and food. We are assisting them to access free and safe travel by training canoe operators and distributing vouchers for transport.

Amna fled Deraa in Syria after her son was killed in 2013 and went to live in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.

I ask the world to empathize

Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.

Fatma Abba, 17, from Niger, had to flee her village because of the threat of Boko Haram. She is now living in an IDP camp with her one year old son. Photo: Vincent Tremeau/Oxfam

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.

Aisha, 25 years old, fled with her 3 children after Boko Haram burned down her village and killed her husband. She’s now living among Kabbar Maila, a host community in Maiduguri, where she sought refuge after having spent 18 days in the forest.

Displaced from home: stories of survival and solidarity in Nigeria

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. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by some of the most vulnerable communities. This story aims to give them a voice.

Pour Nyambon, la paix au Soudan du Sud, c’est avoir le choix.

What peace means to South Sudan

South Sudan, 5 years after becoming independent, is facing an acute humanitarian crisis due to an ongoing conflict. Security, growth, freedom... Peace means different things across this vast country. Oxfam asked people across the country what peace means to them, hoping to show that the only way to address this crisis is to end the violence.

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