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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.

Lake Chad’s unseen crisis

Since 2009, millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin have been affected by a conflict originating in Nigeria. Over 2.6 million people have been displaced by the violence of Boko Haram, and subsequent military operations. This paper aims to give voice to them and calls for help.

Ecuador Earthquake: Oxfam response

Oxfam is responding to a major earthquake off the coast of Ecuador. We will shortly be sending teams to the area to assess the extent of damage and how Oxfam can best assist the Government response.

A field officer poses with his tomato crop in Teouma village, Vanuatu

One Year on- Recovering After Cyclone Pam

On Friday 13th March 2015 a devastating, Category 5 cyclone, hit Vanuatu. We have been working to reach thousands of people with vital Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and facilities.


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