Conflict & Emergencies

 

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to claim lives and now ranks as the largest in history, here are answers to some of the questions you might have about the deadly...

Oxfam Public Health Promoter, Meriam Asibal meets with government community health teams in Liberia. Oxfam has provided these teams with disinfection kits for holding centers and burial teams. Photo: Oxfam

As the Ebola outbreak continues to worsen, Oxfam has joined forces with West African health authorities to combat the spread of the deadly disease.

One Syria Story

Though Yarmouk is described as a Palestinian camp on the outskirts of Damascus, it has evolved over the years into a city with built-up houses and shops. Through the conflict in Syria, many of its streets have now been turned into rubble.

One Syria Story

Ghossoun, 38, a school teacher, remembers her family’s escape from Syria, sitting on a mattress in Jordan, where they took refuge a year and a half ago.

Oxfam water delivery in Gaza

Despite the ceasefire, there remain enormous humanitarian needs in Gaza. The bombing of the past seven weeks has caused massive damage to water supplies. The EWASH coalition had made a video about some of the challenges delivering water in Gaza.

Oxfam water delivery in Gaza

Since the start of the Gaza crisis, Oxfam and local partner the Youth Empowerment Centre (YEC) have delivered safe drinking water to more than 250,000 people who have taken refuge in overcrowded schools and other shelters.

Ebola: how Oxfam is responding in Liberia

With Liberia currently experiencing the world's largest-ever Ebola outbreak, Oxfam asked Cathy Stephens of the Liberia WASH Consortium to explain the impact of the epidemic and how the Consortium is responding.

Tank shells caused severe damage to classrooms, laboratories, and administrative units in Gaza's UCAS. Photo: Iyad Al Baba

When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas.

Syrian mother and child - Aleppo. Photo: Oxfam

Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe, and among that loss are humanitarian aid workers who were trying to save lives. As we mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day, around the world Oxfam partners and staff are trying, usually against the odds, to...

Zaatari Camp

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat reaches its height and explains how Oxfam is responding.

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