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.
The emergency response in Haiti is at a standstill following nearly 48 hours of heavy rains. Helicopters are grounded, ships moored and nearly all road access blocked. Oxfam, already responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, is now pushing for more and immediate international support.
The people of Yemen are experiencing one of the world's gravest humanitarian crises. The conflict that started 18 months ago has killed thousands, forced over 3.1 million to flee their homes. In this video, displaced children remember how their country was before the war.
Who really shoulders the bulk of responsibility for refugees and asylum seekers?
The six wealthiest nations host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility.
In January 2016, Oxfam worked with photographer Robert Fogarty on a unique project to amplify the voices of the people of South Sudan. A unique set of compelling portraits from South Sudanese men and women that tell stories of love, loss and renewed calls for peace for their war-torn nation.
With at least 40,000 civlians displaced by two major Boko Haram attacks in the last 6 weeks, this situation in the Diffa region of Niger is becoming a growing humanitarian crisis - a total of 280,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since the conflict began two years ago.
With world leaders meeting this September at the UN, now is the time to stand in solidarity with people forced to flee and tell them that they must commit to do more for refugees and migrants. If you agree that we all deserve to live in safety, then please Stand As One and sign our petition today.
“In the Inspection Panel's findings, the Bank is still repeatedly failing to take the most basic steps needed to avoid harm. Steps like counting how many people are affected, or making information available in local languages are still neglected," said Kate Geary, Oxfam's land rights expert.
Today we are facing a regional crisis that warrants our attention. A crisis that impacts within Somali shores and to a country dear to Somalis: Yemen.
In February and March 2014, Oxfam carried out field research in the Philippines with people displaced by typhoon Haiyan in order to inform and influence the government-led process for their relocation.