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.

Indonesia Tsunami Emergency

Millions of people may be affected after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, prompting a massive tsunami that devastated villages and homes.

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Photo: Irwan Firdaus Oxfam Indonesia


Global hunger, famine & food security

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. An extreme lack of food is causing severe hunger, malnutrition and even famine, across South Sudan, Yemen and the Horn of Africa.

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Photo: Meg Quartermaine/Oxfam


Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Crisis

This is a crisis of staggering proportions. Over a million Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam


Syria crisis

This is a crisis of staggering proportions. Over 13.5 million people, more than half of Syria’s pre-war population, are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

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Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam