internally displaced people

internally displaced people

Aid in limbo: why Syrians deserve support to rebuild their lives

The crisis in Syria is entering its ninth year. With a reduction in active violence, there is a need to consider how the aid response is best meeting the needs of conflict-affected Syrians. This paper explores the changes that are needed to adapt the response to deliver the support Syrians themselves want.
Mona, who fled the frontlines three years ago, can give only bread and tea to her children, the youngest of whom is malnourished. Photo: Sami Jassar/Oxfam in Yemen.

Yemen's shattered food economy and its desperate toll on women

Food security in Yemen is critically dependent on imports and incomes. Both have been knowingly undermined by parties to the conflict over many months. For women, the impact of eating last and least is crippling, and coping mechanisms are becoming increasingly desperate.
A displaced woman works with her sewing machine in an IDP camp in Damboa, Borno state, Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Supporting livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin

The protracted conflict in the Lake Chad Basin has cut off millions of women and men from their livelihoods, making them dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Oxfam’s research in late 2017 showed that early recovery and livelihoods development are much needed and should be prioritized to promote resilience among crisis-affected communities.

Oxfam’s studies on the crisis in the North-east reveal that alongside shocking levels of violence against women, men have been killed, abducted or detained during the conflict.

Missing men and boys, Nigeria’s unfolding tragedy

Since the beginning of the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region in 2009, thousands of men and boys have been killed, captured or arbitrarily arrested in north-eastern Nigeria. These tragic stories are unfolding away from the headlines, as the crisis continues to affect thousands of people. Learn more and help us provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

Une famille devant son abri temporaire dans le camp de personnes déplacées internes de Buporo, Nord Kivu, RDC, décembre 2014. Photo : Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

‘We’re here for an indefinite period’

Internally displaced people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are struggling to find long-term solutions to improve their resilience to shocks in a region that has been beset by armed conflict for more than 20 years.

Une femme prépare du thé dans un camp pour déplacés au Yémen. Avec le pain, c'est à présent tout ce qui constitue le régime alimentaire pour des millions de Yéménites. Photo: Hind Aleryani/Oxfam

Yemen on the brink: conflict is pushing millions towards famine

Almost four years of brutal conflict in Yemen have led to what the UN describes as the worst humanitarian situation on the globe. 60 percent of the population - 20 million people - are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition, with nearly 14 million people facing starvation. They need your help.

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