Learn about current emergencies
When disaster strikes around the world, we move quickly with our partners, to provide life-saving assistance to those in need. Once the immediate danger has passed, we work to rebuild lives and reduce the risk of future disasters. Here are some of the current emergencies we’re responding to around the globe:
Cyclone Winston was the largest cyclone to hit Fiji. The destruction left 250,000 people in urgent need of clean water. Many families are now dependent on dirty and unprotected water sources. Oxfam is working with local partners to deliver clean water and to stop the threat of disease.
A devastating drought in Ethiopia has caused the worst food crisis there in 30 years, putting millions of people at risk of hunger and disease. It’s not too late to address the situation before it gets worse, but this requires urgent support and funding now to prevent a full-blown disaster.
Millions of poor people around the world face hunger and poverty this year and the next due to droughts, erratic rains and the onset of a powerful El Niño — the climate phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific and brings extreme weather to several regions of the world.
On 25 April 2015, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 8,800 people and leaving tens of thousands of people displaced. Oxfam is in Nepal responding with lifesaving essentials — clean water, sanitation and emergency shelter.
Food shortages and malnutrition have reached alarming levels, especially in children and 9.2 million people are in need of immediate life-saving assistance.
This is a crisis of staggering proportions. Over 13.5 million people, half of Syria’s pre-war population, are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic. More than 4,300 people killed and almost 22,000 people injured. 21 million people — almost 85% of the population — are in need of humanitarian assistance.