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.
Humanitarian Key Facts draws attention to the scale and impact of recent humanitarian crises, and the need for both greater assistance and lasting solutions to the millions of people affected by conflict, violence and disasters.
Rich countries have paid out less than half the amount they originally pledged to help countries recover from a snapshot of three major humanitarian crises, according to Oxfam.
Oxfam is concerned that local and legislative elections in Burundi have been held in a climate of tension and fear, evident in the city but also in some provinces outside. The elections have been marred by the absence of opposition parties and the independent media.
Two years after the signing of a major peace accord designed to build sustainable peace in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a report by Oxfam reveals that citizens still receive little or no protection from the state; armed groups and security forces continue to exploit and abuse communities.
Today the Presidents of the three Ebola affected countries and senior figures from the UN, African Union and EU gathered in Brussels to discuss how to eradicate the virus and how to address recover
We are seriously concerned that a lack of food may peak in May and June reaching emergency levels in South Sudan.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a pivotal moment for the humanitarian sector; many lessons were learned and the humanitarian system was strengthened as a result. However, ten years on, significant challenges remain.
A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today.
Gareth Price-Jones, Oxfam's Humanitarian Affairs Representative, said: “Governments meeting in Geneva today had the opportunity to transform the lives of some of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees – an opportunity they largely failed to take
Oxfam rapid assessment teams have been deployed to survey the immediate needs of evacuees forced to flee tropical storm Hagupit, to ensure those who have lost their homes don’t lose their health as well.