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.
After nearly two years in the role, Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara Horst Koehler announced his resignation due to health reasons on 22 May, 2019.
For the second time since its creation in 1991, the UN Security Council has renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
In response to the UN Security Council's six month renewal of the mandate of the UN mission that has been monitoring a ceasefire in Western Sahara since 1991 and its outline of steps for a return to negotiations, Oxfam says MINURSO must re-affirm and implement its full mandate.
The Swedish development agency Sida has announced their decision to go ahead with a new three year humanitarian partnership with Oxfam. The €10.2 million partnership arrangement will ensure over 280,000 people in more than five countries will receive critical humanitarian aid.
The deployment of armed forces in southwestern Western Sahara by both Morocco and the Polisario Front described by the UN as the first ceasefire violation since 1991.
Oxfam today expressed deep concern about recent events that could exacerbate Western Sahara tensions and put the region on the brink of armed conflict. These developments include the expulsion from Western Sahara of 73 civilian peacekeepers. Parties must work to resolve 40-year-old conflict.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Southwest Algerian desert, we want to shed light on an entire generation that never experienced anything other than life as a refugee. Read Fahda's story.
Between October 16th and 24th 2015, exceptionally heavy downpours caused major destruction in the Sahrawi refugee camps. A few months after the floods, it is still an emergency situation.