Fighting in central and northern Iraq has forced 4.2 million people to flee their homes. More than 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crisis.
Families that have fled their homes and those that have returned home remain in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine, and water. Oxfam has reached 312,000 people with lifesaving assistance.
Fighting in Mosul has displaced more than 630,000 people since February 2017. Oxfam has rehabilitated water treatment plants that provide clean water to people seeking shelter in camps for displaced people, as well as for health care centers in nearby areas. Oxfam has also distributed clean water and more than 4,000 hygiene kits (including soap) to 22,000 people in camps.
Oxfam will not back down when it comes to standing up for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. We know that you care too—so we’ve put together a list of seven ways you can help refugees right now.
Together with the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Oxfam challenges an executive order that it sees as illegal, unconstitutional, and dangerous.