A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
In a small town in South Sudan, Oxfam has supported five fishing groups with capital and business training to set up cooperative models. The groups work together to find alternatives solutions to problems in their communities. They are using the Nile and its vast resource as common ground for dialogue and income generation.
The loss of a boat and nets may seem trivial when so many have lost their lives, but for Sabri Bakr and many like him it will have significant long term consequences.
Urgent government action is needed to secure food and income for thousands of farmers and fisher men and women affected by typhoon Haiyan, said Oxfam and local partners.
Fishing and coastal communities in the Philippines are among the poorest and the most vulnerable to the impacts of http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/pressroom/reactions/what-can-governm
Suffering is often all the world sees of Somali people. Yet, that picture is incomplete. Petterik Wiggers photos show their love for family, celebration, humor, new life, restoration, hope and pride in the face of adversity.
Since 2007, Oxfam and our partner Hijra have collaborated to provide support for Somali families in need through cash programming.
Alejandro Chaskielberg traveled to Turkana, Kenya with Oxfam to take snapshots of everyday life using moonlight supplemented with artificial lighting. He met Peter Abwell, a former pastoralist who became a fisherman before starting his own business.
A simple household water treatment system is helping poor families in Cambodia enjoy better health, as Oxfam's Maureen Bathgate learned during a recent visit.