People in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing “the day after” Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread damage overnight. Oxfam teams will immediately asses the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of both countries.
Oxfam country teams and partner organizations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are now preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people who are likely to be hardest-hit there.
On World Humanitarian Day, meet Samson, Oxfam humanitarian worker, helping people in Farm Center Camp for internally displaced people, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Oxfam is providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of yesterday’s mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Another poor rainy season, the third in a row, has plunged 700,000 more people into crippling hunger and on the verge of starvation in the Somali region of southern Ethiopia.
In response to the US$1.12 billion pledged to Yemen during the high-level event today in Geneva, Oxfam says the international community has fallen short in its support for the Yemeni people.
The number of people in need as a result of Yemen’s conflict continues to rise, but the international aid response has failed to keep up. Aid alone, however, cannot solve Yemen’s crisis. All sides and their international backers should stop the de-facto blockade and the conflict that are pushing Yemen towards famine.
In North Nigeria, the conflict with Boko Haram has forced 1.4 million people off their land. Thousands survive in camps or makeshift shelter in communities with scant resources. Looting, destruction, murder and abductions are the wounds of war. You can help.
European leaders have rightly spoken out against President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigration, but their comments also show a large amount of hypocrisy in the face of Europe’s own flawed migration response, Oxfam said today in light of plans for EU-Libya cooperation on migration control.
Hurricane Matthew is continuing its path through the center of the Caribbean region. It is expected that it will hit Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the course of the next 24 hours.