Conflict & Emergencies

I can't believe it's been three years already since the earthquake hit in January 2010. I wasn't in Haiti for “le 12” (a local term to refer to the earthquake). I didn't witness the mayhem and great solidarity with my own eyes. I arrived months later, when the reconstruction process was supposed...

What do bars of soap, a mosquito net, a jerry can and a cooking pot have to do with World Humanitarian Day?


Since the first warnings of drought and poor harvests in Africa’s Sahel region in late 2011, communities in many areas have been threatened by a looming food crisis

This year, the Sahel region of West Africa is once again likely to face a serious food crisis that could, if early and effective action is not taken, prove as costly to lives and livelihoods as the past food crises in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Every year, these crises affected more than 10 million...

Caroline Gluck, press officer for Oxfam's humanitarian team, returns to Haiti two years after the devastating earthquake, which killed more than 220,000 people and left over a million homeless.






Mark Fried elaborates on the "protection principles" in the newly launched Sphere Project handbook. 


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