A man cleans a flood defense pump,Illimo municipality, Peru

All over the world local leaders are preparing and protecting their communities from humanitarian disasters. Oxfam is calling for more aid resources and decision-making to be invested where they should be: in the hands of local humanitarians in countries affected by disaster, conflict and other crises.

Irina Kolesnikova met children and took part in their activities in the refugee camp in Tabanovce

Prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova visited refugee camps in Macedonia and Serbia last April to prepare for a new performance and to raise awareness of their situation.   We are calling for a greater commitment to human rights and security and helping refugees and migrants trapped between borders know their rights.

Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work.

In November 2015, Sakina and her husband attended training and learning sessions about unpaid care work. It was eye opening for them.  Today, they are sharing the household and she has gradually taking control of her own time. She is a dairy producer and would like to expand her business.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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Jerry cans waiting to be filled with clean water at a newly installed water point, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam, May 2014

For the first time, starting today, world leaders, aid organizations, civil society and others will come together at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to discuss how to do better for humanity. Oxfam is here, and together with our partners speaking out for people caught up in humanitarian crises – and you can help.