At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
Nomadic pastoralists from the Somali region of Ethiopia are one of the hardest hit by long droughts and extreme weather events. The water shortage kills most of the livestock and their livelihoods are in danger. We are supporting families like Mako and Mahamud's to adapt to the lack of rain. Read their story.
Three years after Nepal earthquake, our response has contributed to creating lasting change and support vulnerable people, especially women, to be directly involved in improving their own well-being and that of their communities, helping to foster solidarity and social cohesion. Find out how.
Uganda now hosts over 1 million South Sudanese refugees living in different settlements. One of them is Imvepi Refugee Settlement, currently hosting more than 300,000 refugees. James, an Oxfam Public Health Engineering Officer, explains the situation there and the work Oxfam is doing, reaching thousands of people with vital clean water.
Iraq faces severe pressures on its water resources following years of conflict and under-investment in infrastructure. This research focuses on the state of water resources in Kirkuk governorate in the north of the country and identifies the main challenges that need to be addressed.
One of every two Syrians has a story of displacement to tell. Half the population has been pushed by the relentless war out of their homes to safer, quieter locations with limited access to essential services. We are working in several locations in the country to improve people’s access to safe and adequate drinking water.
A new Oxfam project, funded by the by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid “ECHO”, will help 9000 of Gaza’s most vulnerable people to address the acute humanitarian needs that are the consequences of violations of International Humanitarian Law and human rights in the Gaza Strip.
In coordination with international, local and governmental organisations we facilitated access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to those most affected. Thanks to your generous support, we delivered life-saving aid to more than 78,000 people across 30 communities.
In South Sudan, nearly 5 million people - 40 percent of the population - are facing extreme hunger. "We are seeing communities now at the breaking point". Read more about the situation and support our humanitarian response.
This guide is a compilation of best practices and key lessons learned through Oxfam’s experience of community engagement during the 2014–15 Ebola response in Sierra Leone and Liberia.