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800% increase in UN appeal needs for extreme weather-related emergencies over last 20 years – new Oxfam research

Climate Change

The amount of money needed for UN humanitarian appeals involving extreme weather events like floods or drought is now eight times higher than 20 years ago – and donors are…

The Hunger Virus: 'Abysmally low' funding for 55 million people facing extreme hunger in 7 worst-affected countries


The threat of “COVID-19 famines” and widespread extreme hunger is setting off every alarm bell within the international community, but so far sluggish funding is hampering humanitarian agencies’ efforts to…

12,000 people per day could die from COVID-19 linked hunger by end of year, potentially more than the disease, warns Oxfam

  • Emergency Response
  • Refugees and Internal Displacement

Eight of the biggest food and beverage companies pay out USD $18 billion to shareholders as new epicentres of hunger emerge across the globe As many as 12,000 people could…

Innovation meets expertise: Oxfam’s clean water projects around the world

Oxfam's water engineers provide large-scale water supplies and disease-preventing sanitation facilities to millions of vulnerable people around the world.

Millions in DRC face lethal mix of virus, violence, and inadequate healthcare: Oxfam

Emergency Response

Second Ebola case in Goma shows potential for virus to spiral out of control A year after the current Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),…

Eastern DRC: Tens of thousands forcibly displaced by surge in violence Humanitarian organizations call for urgent assistance

  • Conflict and War
  • Refugees and Internal Displacement

Urgent action is needed to help tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes following armed attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 18 humanitarian organizations warned today.…

Working together to make toilets safer

Revo is getting ready to pose for a photograph. “Here?” She holds her straw broom and laughs with her husband Kafinzi. Together with their son, they’ve been living in the…

Oxfam: fear and violence could still undermine efforts to contain Ebola in DR Congo

by | Replace this with image credit information New cases in urban areas mean virus remains a threat New cases of Ebola found in urban areas over the last few…

Oxfam reaction to announcement on end of Ebola in DRC

by | Replace this with image credit information The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially ended. In response to the announcement on Tuesday, that the…

Oxfam provides desperately needed food in DR Congo's Ebola outbreak

Oxfam has started to provide desperately needed food to thousands of people caught up in the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province. Oxfam is distributing rice, beans and flour, to about…