emergency response

emergency response

Hodan Abdi Mohammed, 45, has lost all of her six children and her husband during the drought in Somaliland. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam

From early warning to early action in Somalia

More than three years after it was initiated in the aftermath of the 2011 famine, the early-warning, early-action trigger mechanism for Somalia remains a work in progress. This paper looks at how the mechanism has functioned during the 2016/7 drought crisis response.

A man being helped by Oxfam's partner staff in Rautahat, Nepal. Photo: Oxfam

Heavy monsoon rains have caused intense flooding in the South Asian nations of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. 1,200 people have died so far and it is estimated that 43 million people have been affected across the region. Oxfam is responding but the situation is likely to worsen in the coming weeks. We need your help.

Intense rains cause floods at the town of Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Our teams are assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas.

Our teams are assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Irma.

Your donation to our emergency fund will help us respond to urgent need and to rebuild infrastructure and livelihoods.

Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ecuador Earthquake

In coordination with international, local and governmental organisations we facilitated access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to those most affected. Thanks to your generous support, we delivered life-saving aid to more than 78,000 people across 30 communities.

Drought in East Africa: “If the rains do not come, none of us will survive”

For many people in East Africa, the current drought is the worst in living memory. Nomadic pastoralists are among the hardest hit. Their livestock is completely wiped out, meaning they have no means to feed themselves. In eastern Somaliland, Oxfam witnessed entire communities on the move, desperately searching for water and pasture.

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