internally displaced people

internally displaced people

A displaced woman works with her sewing machine in an IDP camp in Damboa, Borno state, Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Supporting livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin

The protracted conflict in the Lake Chad Basin has cut off millions of women and men from their livelihoods, making them dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Oxfam’s research in late 2017 showed that early recovery and livelihoods development are much needed and should be prioritized to promote resilience among crisis-affected communities.

Oxfam’s studies on the crisis in the North-east reveal that alongside shocking levels of violence against women, men have been killed, abducted or detained during the conflict.

Missing men and boys, Nigeria’s unfolding tragedy

Since the beginning of the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region in 2009, thousands of men and boys have been killed, captured or arbitrarily arrested in north-eastern Nigeria. These tragic stories are unfolding away from the headlines, as the crisis continues to affect thousands of people. Learn more and help us provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

Une famille devant son abri temporaire dans le camp de personnes déplacées internes de Buporo, Nord Kivu, RDC, décembre 2014. Photo : Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

‘We’re here for an indefinite period’

Internally displaced people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are struggling to find long-term solutions to improve their resilience to shocks in a region that has been beset by armed conflict for more than 20 years.

Une femme prépare du thé dans un camp pour déplacés au Yémen. Avec le pain, c'est à présent tout ce qui constitue le régime alimentaire pour des millions de Yéménites. Photo: Hind Aleryani/Oxfam

Yemen on the brink: conflict is pushing millions towards famine

Two years of brutal conflict in Yemen have led to what the UN describes as the worst humanitarian situation on the globe. 60 percent of the population - 17 million people - are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition, with nearly 7 million people facing starvation. They need your help.

Aisha is an IDP from Haradh, living with her family in Borman village in Abs district – Hajjah.

Daily life, a struggle for survival in Yemen

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the start of the conflict in Yemen. Since then, everyday life has gone from bad to worse. The war has left more than 22 million people - 75 per cent of the population - in need of humanitarian aid. The economy has been shattered, pushing the basics beyond the reach of many. You can help.

An Oxfam Community Health Volunteer speaks at a public health promotion event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in Taiz. Photo: Oxfam

We won’t wait: as war ravages Yemen, its women strive to build peace

Conflict in Yemen has left thousands dead, millions homeless or hungry, and an economy in ruins. But hopes for peace talks are fading and a new approach is needed. Women and girls are particularly affected by the conflict and have a crucial role to play in building peace at the local level.

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