Humanitarian aid

Crises in a New World Order

In Crises in a New World Order, Oxfam says that great strides have been made in delivery of international humanitarian assistance, but the future requires a shift of resources to ensure local governments and civil society partners are equipped to prevent, prepare for and save lives during disasters.

The United Nations and international non-government organizations will remain as vital as ever, Oxfam says. “But their contribution will increasingly be measured by how they complement and support the capacities and efforts of crisis-affected countries.”

 

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. 

The school Réalité Valere is a good example of the destruction left by Hurricane Matthew in Grand Anse and South Departments in Haiti. Around the school, 18 people were killed. Photo credit: Fran Afonso/Oxfam Intermón

Case after case illustrates the tragic reality of Hurricane Matthew. Sadly, there will be many more deaths in the short and medium term than those caused by the wind and rain. Not just because of crop losses, but also because there will very probably be another outbreak of cholera, a disease...

Trash fills the streets of Sanaa, Yemen. Credit: Oxfam

Eid is upon us. But it doesn’t feel like Eid. Fighting in Yemen has not ceased throughout the month of Ramadan – in fact it intensified. The upcoming holiday is meant to encourage forgiveness, charity, remembrance of God and generosity to ones neighbors. It’s also an opportunity to get members...

An elderly woman is being assisted by a volunteer to pass through the cordoned off site in Patan Durbar Square, UNESCO World Geritage Site.

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million people without homes.

Oxfam Team works to erect an 11,000-litre water tank at the Tundikhel camp for displaced people in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Despite many challenges, Oxfam is doing everything we can to reach people in need as quickly as possible. With your support, we aim to reach at least 350,000 people affected by the earthquake.

Today, at midday local time, an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, near the capital, Katmandu.

Kathmandu was ever a disaster-in-waiting. The densely populated capital of one of the world’s poorest countries clings to the slopes of the seismically unstable Himalayas. The city was near-levelled and 8,500 killed in its last great earthquake 81 years before. It had history. On Saturday the...

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