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When disaster strikes, Oxfam's worldwide network of partners is already on the scene, prepared to provide lifesaving assistance. Once the immediate danger has passed, we seek out the root causes of crises and work to bring about lasting change.

Ebola outbreak

As Ebola rages through Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, Oxfam is helping communities and health workers protect themselves from the deadly disease.

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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

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Video: Community health volunteers fight Ebola in Liberia

The deadly disease has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa. But community health workers are fighting back—with information and door-to-door visits that are helping families learn how to keep themselves safe.

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For Somalis, the lifeline holds

Somalis facing ongoing conflict and a worsening food crisis can now revel in some good news—thanks to a recent decision by a California bank.