This month Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke visited Oxfam programs in South Sudan delivering clean water, sanitation and vital humanitarian assistance to families facing hunger and famine.
More than two years of brutal conflict in Yemen have forced millions of families to leave their homes, and pushed many more to the brink of famine. 60 percent of the population are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition.
For more than 16 months, Ethiopia has been in drought. Water reserves are running out, crops are burnt and dying, and people don’t have enough food or water for themselves, let alone the livestock they rely on to make a living.
With the international media focused on the war in Syria, the Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten. The country is under total blockade and 7 million people are on the brink of starvation. Oxfam’s Mujeeb Al-Jaradi describes what life is like in the forgotten crisis.
A unique Oxfam run canoeing program in South Sudan is assisting communities to seek refuge rapidly in an emergency, and helps the canoe operators to earn the money they need to support their families.
Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and millions more in dire need of help. This is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse.
One year after Cyclone Winston — the worst cyclone in Fiji’s history — killed 44 people and destroyed more than 32,000 homes, the beautiful island nation is bouncing back.
As determined families return to Iraq to rebuild and others brace for the next round of violence, Oxfam helps locals strengthen their ability to respond and recover.
With a record 65 million people currently displaced around the world, it’s easy to forget we’re talking about real people facing real danger. These are the stories of just five refugee children and their families. Ordinary people forced to make extraordinary choices as they flee war, violence and persecution.
Ordinary people are performing extraordinary acts in the hope of a better life for their families. Worldwide, more than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes to be free from conflict, violence and persecution. This includes around half the Syrian population.