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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. 

Syria crisis

Fierce fighting in Syria has uprooted millions of people. Oxfam is delivering lifesaving essentials to families in the region.

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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.

Your gift to Oxfam’s Saving Lives 24/7 Fund will go directly toward our emergency work, present and future, so that when crises erupt, we're ready to spring into action.

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Stories & updates

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Nepal, one year later: your support in action

Thanks to your support, we are continuing to work with local people, our partner organizations, and the government to ensure that Nepal builds back stronger than before.


Suyapa Maldonado: a lifelong struggle for justice

Since she was a child, Suyapa Maldonado has made fighting for the most vulnerable her core mission—and not even hurricanes and the most powerful El Niño on record will make her waiver.

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A looming banking crisis in Yemen risks pushing millions into famine

Thursday marks a year of devastating conflict in Yemen, where an impending banking crisis now threatens millions of lives. Despite the fact that it is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, the conflict has had little media coverage and the global response remains insufficiently funded. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+