emergency response

emergency response

Changing lives on the ground: a day in the life of an Oxfam worker

How do we get the poorest and most vulnerable people of Nepal well-prepared for earthquakes? How does a cash assistance program work? From sanitation and clean water to getting more girls into school, our teams on the ground are working endlessly to achieve effective and lasting change for people feeling the pain of poverty. Watch how a day in their lives is.
Berte sits with her child inside a church which is a refuge for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the ongoing conflict in the Kasai Province. Photo: John Wessels/Oxfam

Urgent action is needed now in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Millions of people have been forced from their homes due to conflict and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is there supplying emergency food and clean water. With your help we can save more lives.

The conflict between Boko Haram and the military operations to defeat it is causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa. In Chad, 350,000 people are in danger of starvation due to failing food supplies, losing their animals, their lands and crops, and being unable to carry out activities like fishing.
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.

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.

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