internally displaced people

internally displaced people

Amna fled Deraa in Syria after her son was killed in 2013 and went to live in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.

I ask the world to empathize

Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.

Fatma Abba, 17, from Niger, had to flee her village because of the threat of Boko Haram. She is now living in an IDP camp with her one year old son. Photo: Vincent Tremeau/Oxfam

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.

Aisha, 25 years old, fled with her 3 children after Boko Haram burned down her village and killed her husband. She’s now living among Kabbar Maila, a host community in Maiduguri, where she sought refuge after having spent 18 days in the forest.

Displaced from home: stories of survival and solidarity in Nigeria

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. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by some of the most vulnerable communities. This story aims to give them a voice.

For Nyambon, peace in South Sudan means having a choice.

What peace means to South Sudan

South Sudan, 5 years after becoming independent, is facing an acute humanitarian crisis due to an ongoing conflict. Security, growth, freedom... Peace means different things across this vast country. Oxfam asked people across the country what peace means to them, hoping to show that the only way to address this crisis is to end the violence.

How the world should respond to humanitarian crises

From Syria to South Sudan, the lives of more than 125 million people around the world have been devastated by conflict or disaster. It is time for the international community to change how it provides humanitarian aid to these vulnerable populations.

A woman cooking outside her home in South Sudan

Poor rains, fighting and failing crops, the state of food security in South Sudan

According to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, released today, four million people in South Sudan are severely hungry. This is twice as many as last year. The number of displaced people relying on crops and the increasingly unpredictable are worsening food insecurity across the country. 
 

Jemaa Al Halayal, 35, holds his two-year-old daughter Amina, outside the tent in which they now live in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees in north Bekaa Valley in Lebanon on September 10 2015. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Solidarity With Syrians

The international community has failed so far to address the spiralling catastrophe in Syria. This briefing calls for urgent and immediate action by the international community to deal with this deepening crisis.

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