Conflict & Emergencies

 Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada Executive Director, visiting Oxfam’s cash for work program in a refugee camp, Gambela region of Ethiopia.

On the heels of ‘grave errors’ in the humanitarian sector, aid groups are pledging to redouble efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of the world’s most vulnerable.

Iffat teaches Rohingya refugees living in the camp in Cox's Bazar about health and hygiene, to help them keep well and to prevent a major outbreak of disease.

Iffat shares with us the most satisfying part of my job: hearing from refugees what a difference Oxfam’s support has made to them.

Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxf

In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewellery-making group.    

Mamata sitting with her son in Sindhupalchok province, Nepal.

On April 25, 2015, a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Three years on, Oxfam continues to work in the affected communities, to rebuild lives and help people recover their livelihoods.

Young boys sit together in Syria

Seven long years after the Syria crisis began, the situation remains bleak. At least 400,000 Syrians have been killed and over 13 million are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Khulood*, five months old – from Haradh District. Credit: Gabreez

It is being called the worst cholera outbreak ever documented – taking place in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

World Humanitarian Day

Simmi Dixit is the Humanitarian Program Officer at Oxfam Canada. Simmi recently visited the Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania to support the teams in Tanzania who are implementing Oxfam Canada’s water, sanitation and livelihood support projects. 

Louise holds Rose (name changed) inside her shelter in Buporo Camp in Eastern Congo.

How can humanitarians help to protect women and girls from sexual violence in conflict situations? First we must ensure that our interventions don’t inadvertently place them in greater danger. For World Humanitarian Day, Kerry Akers explains why Oxfam is conducting research into the use of...

A boy waits in line for water in Taiz city, Yemen. While aid is entering the city, it has not been enough to meet the increasing needs of people. Abdulnasser Al-Sedek/Oxfam

Yemenis, already on the tipping point after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table.

Nyawol Piu collects water from an Oxfam water tank in Jonglei state, South Sudan

After decades of fighting South Sudan became an independent state in July 2011. Many people believed that this was the end of fighting in the area. Unfortunately, a power crisis, which began in December 2013, has become a nation-wide conflict, killing thousands of people.


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