Oxfam works with local organizations and governments to save lives in emergencies and reduce future disaster risks. A key focus: help local partners strengthen their skills as first responders and as advocates for a more secure future. You can help.
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Some disasters can’t be prevented—or imagined in advance. But as soon as they strike, Oxfam needs to be ready to respond. Lives depend on it.
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Stories & updates
What makes people more vulnerable to disasters? The same factors we see in the poorest countries affect people in the US.
When Hurricane Katrina ripped the covers off communities along the Gulf Coast, it exposed deep fissures along racial and economic lines.
After surviving Katrina’s high winds and floods, a recent immigrant finds within her a determination to defend the rights of workers rebuilding the Gulf Coast.
World Humanitarian Day honors the aid workers who are helping millions of people weather unimaginable crises.
Oxfam is working with women in the aftermath of the earthquake to train them in new skills and help them stay safe.
In their own voices, Yemenis tell of the hardship and uncertainty the conflict has brought to their lives.