Conflict & Emergencies

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.

Photo: Stella Madete / Oxfam

Nyal, South Sudan was previously a quiet town known for its mango and palm trees. Two years of extended fighting in the surrounding areas however, has forced thousands of people to seek refuge in the town and the islands surrounding it.

Nimo is carrying a jug with medicine against diarrhea. She has lost most of her livestock and has been suffering from diarrhea for weeks.

An extreme lack of food is causing severe hunger, malnutrition and even famine, across South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen and the Horn of Africa.

The United Nations recently declared that 20 million people are at risk of famine across these regions. They’ve warned as many as 1.4 million children...

Feras Almouqdad

Feras Almouqdad was supposed to travel to the US with his wife and three children in February until President Trump's unfair Executive Order (EO) was announced. Today, he sits in his Jordan apartment, surrounded by suitcases, his dreams of a better life thwarted. 

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