On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Oxfam understands that many causes of poverty are linked, and uses many tactics to fight poverty and inequality.
When crisis strikes we respond with life-saving support, and help people to rebuild their livelihoods.
Day in and day out we work with our community partners to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive – often by exercising their basic rights as women and men.
And from local communities to the global stage, we call for fairness and justice so that people in poverty can influence the decisions that affect them.