Past emergencies

Past emergencies

Food crisis in the Sahel

The food crisis that ravaged Africa’s western Sahel region throughout 2012 finally eased for many families when a new harvest came in. During a 16-month intervention, Oxfam helped 1.3 million people with a range of support including access to food and clean water. Now, building resilience to future weather-related crises is the priority.

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2011 El Salvador floods

Intense rains that fell in October 2011 triggered heavy floods in El Salvador, putting to the test Oxfam’s program to strengthen the capacity of Salvadoran partners to respond to emergencies.

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Food crisis in East Africa

The food crisis that hit East Africa in the middle of 2011 affected 13 million people and in Somalia triggered the first famine of the 21st century. Providing access to food and water were central to Oxfam’s response, which reached nearly three million people.

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Saving lives 24/7

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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