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Indonesia: A bird’s eye view of Mekko village. Kyo Umareta/Oxfam

What is loss and damage?

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Loss and damage (L&D) is the term used for climate impacts which cannot be or have not been mitigated or adapted to. The “loss” refers to things that are irreversibly lost such as lives, a way of living or historical sites, while the “damage” refers to things that can be repaired or recovered such as […] Read more »
Gaza: Fidaa Shurrab, Director of Projects at Atfaluna for Deaf Society in Rafah stands in front of a destroyed building in Gaza strip while going to work. Photo: Alef Multimedia/Oxfam

What the women of Gaza want you to know this International Women’s Day

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This Friday 8 March is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honour women and their achievements while noting that our society is still not a safe, equal place for women. This is especially true for women living through humanitarian crises.  In times of crisis and conflict, women face unique challenges. These can include an […] Read more »
An Oxfam water container is filled with clean water in Gaza. Displaced People in Rafah in South Gaza to use the newly installed desalination units Oxfam and local partners provided. These units provide clean drinking water for free with no risk of contamination.

The current situation in Gaza 

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The ongoing conflict in Gaza has now displaced over 1.9 million people — in many cases, more than once. Deprived of the basics like clean water and food, disease and starvation are deadly risks. Here’s the latest update on life in Gaza, and what your support has helped deliver so far.  As of last week, […] Read more »
Syria: A man and his two young children from Aleppo's rural get winter supplies like blankets and coats from Oxfam to cope with the cold season. Photo: Islam Mardini/ Oxfam

Türkiye and Syria Earthquake 2023: Oxfam’s response 1 year on

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One year after the devastating earthquakes struck Syria and Türkiye, Oxfam and our partners have supported over 2 million people with clean water, sanitation systems, cash, hygiene items and clothes and blankets, food, and services to help people at risk of gender-based violence.  The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and the aftershocks that followed killed nearly 56,000 […] Read more »
Pakistan: Samjho gets a hand pump in her village. Photo: Tooba Niazi/Oxfam

Oxfam’s 2022 Pakistan Flood Relief

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In August 2022, the Government of Pakistan declared a ‘national emergency’ as torrential monsoon rains inundated the country.   The flooding killed at least 1,700 people, destroyed millions of homes, farmland and caused billions in economic losses. At one point, a third of the country was underwater. Despite the devastation of the floods, communities are recovering […] Read more »
Turkiye: Mother and her two children are sitting in their tent. Photo: Delizia Flaccavento/Oxfam.

Oxfam’s Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Response: 6 Months On 

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After two powerful earthquakes devastated large parts of southern Türkiye (Turkey) and northern Syria in February, millions have been left homeless.   Many of the buildings that didn’t collapse are now riddled with cracks and will need to be demolished. More than one million people are either living in overcrowded emergency shelters, or in government-supported tent cities […] Read more »
Turkiye: The Oguz family from Gaziantep don’t know if they have a house to return to. They have lost everything. Photo: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Türkiye-Syria Earthquake: 3 Months On 

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It’s been just 3 months since the devastating earthquake that affected over 18 million people across Türkiye and Syria. The first in the early hours of the morning had a magnitude of 7.8, and was one of the strongest to hit the region in nearly 100 years. In the following days, the region experienced thousands […] Read more »
Turkiye: Matiya Women's Cooperative member Amal peels potatoes. Photo: Yalcin Ciftci/Oxfam KEDV

50 days on from the Turkiye-Syria Earthquake: Oxfam’s response

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On February 6, a powerful earthquake hit southern Turkiye and northern Syria, causing widespread destruction and leaving many families struggling to recover. Oxfam KEDV has been working with women’s cooperatives in some of the worst impacted provinces in Turkiye to help provide support to survivors. The impact of the Turkiye-Syria Earthquake As of 13 March […] Read more »

Youth voices from 15 years of the Gaza blockade

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2022 marks 15 years of the Gaza blockade, which continues to prevent young people from achieving their dreams and living full lives. Read more »

Oxfam responds to COVID-19 crisis in India

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As India grapples with a deadly second wave of coronavirus, Oxfam teams are on the ground saving lives with vital medical supplies and food rations. Read more »