RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES

When an emergency hits, Oxfam is there. We work with local partners on the ground so we can save lives during times of crisis and reduce future risks. We help people caught up in natural disasters and conflicts by providing clean water, food, sanitation and protection. At any given time, we’re responding to over 30 emergency situations, giving life-saving support to those most in need.

Gaza Crisis

Oxfam is currently helping 258,000 people in Gaza providing food and vital water and sanitation. Israel's 10-year blockade of Gaza has caused infrastructure and services to collapse, provoking a humanitarian crisis for nearly two million people, mostly refugees, who have been effectively trapped inside. Some forty percent of Gaza's population struggle to get enough to eat. Unemployment is over forty percent and over 23,500 have been displaced from their homes due to the aftermath of the last war in 2014.

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Rohingya emergency appeal

More than 600,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Bangladesh, fleeing unimaginable atrocities. Exhausted and terrified, many believed they wouldn’t survive the journey.

Oxfam is there, providing food and life-saving clean water to those fleeing Myanmar and the host communities that have opened their doors to them. But we desperately need your support as more and more traumatised men, women and children arrive in Bangladesh every day.

 

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Syria & the global refugee crisis

Every three seconds, someone flees their home because of violence, poverty or disaster. Millions of refugees – many of them children - are trying to survive on the move. Oxfam is working tirelessly to give vital support to those who’ve lost everything.

Oxfam is on the ground in nine out of the 10 main countries of origin for refugees in the world including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as in neighbouring host countries like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, along with supporting displaced people in countries like the Central African Republic and Bangladesh. In Europe, our programmes are in Greece, Italy, Serbia and Macedonia.

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Famine & hunger crises

Millions of families are at risk of starvation as famine threatens parts of South Sudan as well as Somalia, and Yemen.

This is a crisis we cannot ignore. Worsening hunger and the spread of famine are imminent, but not inevitable.

We can stop the worst from happening and prevent catastrophic loss of life if we act now.

Help save lives by supporting Oxfam's work and providing emergency aid to those who need it most.

 

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