As famine takes hold in South Sudan and threatens to spread to northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, world leaders must immediately step up to fully fund the United Nations’ appeal for $6.3 billion.
On the eve of the latest reconciliation talks in Cairo between Fatah and the Gaza authorities, Oxfam is calling for an end to the restrictions imposed by Palestinian leaders earlier this year, which have seen electricity supplies in Gaza plummet - as well as an end to Israel’s decade-long blockade.
Uganda now hosts over 1 million South Sudanese refugees living in different settlements. One of them is Imvepi Refugee Settlement, currently hosting more than 300,000 refugees. James, an Oxfam Public Health Engineering Officer, explains the situation there and the work Oxfam is doing, reaching thousands of people with vital clean water.
Iraq faces severe pressures on its water resources following years of conflict and under-investment in infrastructure. This research focuses on the state of water resources in Kirkuk governorate in the north of the country and identifies the main challenges that need to be addressed.
The impact of the Gaza electricity crisis on people’s access to basic services is as bad as the aftermath of the 2014 war.
One of every two Syrians has a story of displacement to tell. Half the population has been pushed by the relentless war out of their homes to safer, quieter locations with limited access to essential services. We are working in several locations in the country to improve people’s access to safe and adequate drinking water.
A new Oxfam project, funded by the by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid “ECHO”, will help 9000 of Gaza’s most vulnerable people to address the acute humanitarian needs that are the consequences of violations of International Humanitarian Law and human rights in the Gaza Strip.
Half of Kenya has been ravaged by a devastating drought. 2.6 million people need life-saving aid, including clean safe water. Through an innovative ‘E-wallet’ mechanism, Oxfam is helping families address their most immediate needs.
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.
In Gaza less than four percent of fresh water is drinkable and the surrounding sea is polluted by sewage. Yet the international community is failing to do enough to protect the health and dignity of almost 2 million people who have nowhere else to go. Read the story.