emergency response

emergency response

Gisma Habdur walks through the settlement for newly displaced people where she now lives in North Darfur. Photo: Neimat Abas/Oxfam

Local humanitarian leadership and religious literacy

Local humanitarian leadership is built upon the premise that humanitarian action should be led by local humanitarian actors whenever possible, yet this research finds that secular humanitarian INGOs do not engage systematically with local faith actors in their local leadership work.

15 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are facing terrifying food shortages. Drought has caused crops to fail and cattle to die while the lack of clean water increases the threat of cholera and other diseases. Photo: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Millions of people are facing starvation across East Africa, South Sudan and Yemen. Oxfam is on the ground providing food, clean water and sanitation. Make a donation now and help us respond to those in desperate need.

Children try to warm themselves in the sun outside their tent at an informal settlement for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

Joint NGO Briefing: Brussels Syria Conference

In this briefing, Oxfam joins with a variety of agencies to call on all members of the international community to insist on the full implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Syria that relate to respect for IHL and IHRL.

Rasha*, 7 ans, tient l’une des couvertures données par Oxfam à 400 familles lors d’une distribution de colis pour l'hiver à West Owsija, en Irak. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Left out in the cold: supporting refugees through a harsh winter

As winter unfolds, migrants and refugees across Europe and the Middle East are encountering freezing temperatures. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. In Greece, Serbia, Jordan and Iraq, we are distributing essential items to help people brave this harsh winter.

Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti 3 months after Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them. Oxfam is calling for aid promises, and the full funding of the UN appeal, to be met.

Yahya* lives in one room with his family and all their possessions. They need to walk for two hours to reach water wells, which are often contaminated by cholera. Photo: Gabreez/Oxfam

Four years of devastating conflict have plunged Yemen into one of the world's gravest humanitarian crises. The country is on the brink of famine and is also now suffering the largest ever outbreak of cholera since records began. We are delivering emergency aid but we urgently need your help to do more.

Karen Ramirez (center) meets with members of a national emergency coordination body in a community affected by a storm surge in El Salvador, in 2015.

Transforming the system of humanitarian response

Across the globe, armed conflicts are triggering crisis after crisis, and climate-related emergencies are on the rise. Oxfam is helping build a movement to shift power and resources into the hands of local humanitarian leaders.

Hassana, 25, from Nigeria, holds her 11-month-old daughter Fanta outside the small makeshift shelter in which they live in north eastern Niger.

West Africa: the plights of a forgotten crisis

Ongoing conflict with Boko Haram, across West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin region, has forced more than 2.6 million people to flee terrifying violence in Nigeria, Niger and Chad. Having left everything behind, their homes ruined and their lives completely disrupted, they live in extreme vulnerability. You can help.

Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support.

Our teams are distributing clean water, fixing water supplies and providing emergency food in Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean on October 4th. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support. Your donation will help us reach them.

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