humanitarian response

humanitarian response

Oxfam's humanitarian response in Greece

Since January 2015 more than 1 million women and men fleeing war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty entered or passed through Greece in search of safety and a better life.  We are working in Athens, Lesvos island and the Epirus region of North-West Greece responding to the urgent needs of people arriving. Support our work.

Ayesha, réfugiée Rohingya, avec ses filles à l’intérieur de son abri dans le camp de Cox's Bazar, au Bangladesh. Crédit : Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Breaking barriers for Rohingya refugee women

At Oxfam, we are supporting Rohingya women and girls to overcoming the challenges they face such as insecurity and limited abillity to influence decisions in their communities. Discover how our gender-based humanitarian programs are contributing to creating an environment where women and girls are listened to and valued.

Oxfam responds to the new Ebola Outbreak in Beni, North Kivu, DRC

Last night the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced four new confirmed cases of Ebola in Mangina area, in the territory of Beni, province of North Kivu. This comes only nine days after a similar outbreak in Equateur province in the western part of the country was officially declared over.
Khalil Al-Najjar, a fisherman at Khanyounis anchorage, Southern Gaza. Photo: Hussam Salem/Oxfam

Israel tightens Gaza blockade, civilians bear the brunt

Over half the population of Gaza lives under the poverty line, and one million Palestinians in Gaza don’t have enough food to feed their families.This joint agency briefing calls for an immediate end to the blockade and opening crossings into and out of Gaza.
A woman carries the basic materials to construct her house again at a new location. Pastoralists are resettling in the Garadag district after a 60km journey on a truck with their animals. Somaliland, March 2017. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam

Drought, displacement and livelihoods in Somalia/Somaliland

Thousands of Somali families were displaced to urban centres by the 2017 drought. Research by a group of NGOs indicates that they do not intend to return home anytime soon. It also shows how precarious and limited are the livelihood opportunities for displaced people in Somalia.

Andrew, a once industrious man; who could take care of his 17 children and 4 wives, lost the lower part of his arms when he was caught-up in the conflict in his village in Borno State, Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater / Oxfam

Lake Chad Basin crisis: Building resilience in the face of neglect

Andrew, once an industrious farmer from Pulka, Borno Estate, in Nigeria, found his life turned upside down when he was caught up in the conflict with Boko Haram and other armed groups in 2012. He and his family are becoming resilient and have learned to adapt to the challenges thanks to an "Unconditional Cash Program" supported by Oxfam.

Khalil and Fatem fled their hometown of Raqqa in Syria with their infant son Mohamed in 2013. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Heading towards Italy: Fatem and Khalil's Syrian tale

Oxfam visited Fatem and Khalil's family in Lebanon and followed them during their trip to Italy where they will be hosted as part of a humanitarian visa program. Read their story and support our work with refugees worldwide.

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