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.
In response to the publication of the UN Secretary General's report ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, Oxfam deems the focus on political solutions correct as the humanitarian system is overwhelmed.
Zimbabwe has declared a 'state of disaster' regarding drought in the country that has been triggered by El Nino. With one in five Zimbabweans facing food struggles, Oxfam says this could shock the international community into action.
The April 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.
On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Many of the affected people have received some support from the Government of Nepal and aid organizations, but others are still waiting for assistance.
Oxfam with its partner Lasoona and PREPARED implemented the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department - ECHO founded project Humanitarian assistance to floods and conflict affected communities in Pakistan.
When conflict and disaster strike, we deliver high quality humanitarian aid, speedily and extensively.
Statement from Felipe Ramiro, acting country director of Oxfam in the Philippines on impact of super typhoon Haiyan:
At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support.
We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.
Manila, Philippines – Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) made landfall shortly before 5:00 AM (Manila time, GMT+8) today in Davao Oriental in Mindanao. Initial reports show