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.
The leaders of South Sudan have failed to set aside their differences, and fighting continues to ravage the country as a famine looms.
The crisis in Gaza is fast spiralling out of control with water supplies critically low and a public health crisis imminent, Oxfam warned today
In reaction to the suspension of South Sudan mediation talks in Addis Ababa, Oxfam’s Acting Country Director in South Sudan, David Crawford, said:
Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety.
Oxfam New Zealand has sent an emergency response team to Tonga today and is gearing up its aid efforts following reports of complete destruction left by Cyclone Ian to the northern islands of Ha’apai.
One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit, Peter Struijf Oxfam program manager in Tacloban in the Philippines reports on the situation. Millions of people have been affected and will need support well into the future.
Oxfam plans to provide vital assistance in the next few weeks to some 20,000 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan, working very closely with a multitude of partners to deliver water, basic sanitation, tents and tarpaulins for emergency shelter.
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated as Cyclone Phailin hit India's coast on Saturday, 12 October. Estimates were that some 12 million people were going to be affected.
Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess the water and sanitation conditions in Bohol, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines this week.
New Oxfam research reveals that many donor countries are failing to provide their share of the urgently-needed funding for the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.