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.

Global hunger, famine & food security

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017. An extreme lack of food is causing severe hunger, malnutrition and even famine, across South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen and the Horn of Africa.

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An Oxfam protection officer inspects 2 year old Aamin*, who is badly malnourished as he sits with his mother Aisha* in Nigeria. *Names have been changed to protect identities. Photo: Sam Tarling/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