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.
The Hurricane Matthew has affected 2.1 million people in Haiti, according to the UN, of which 1.4 million need humanitarian aid. These are people who, like Jean Phillippe and Iverose, have lost their homes and livelihoods. Read their stories and make a donation.
Oxfam staff in Ecuador are working with the government to establish the effective distribution system of safe water in Portoviejo and Pedernales, two of the communities worst hit by the 7.8 earthquake that struck the northern coast of the country on April 16th.
Juliana Akwero moved to Juba with her husband and two children in June this year to find a new threat. A cholera outbreak was just beginning, this is how toilets and basic sanitation are helping the community to save lives by preventing future outbreaks.