Emergencies

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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Southern Africa Cyclones

Two successive cyclones hit southern Africa within 6 weeks of each other, and Oxfam is responding with clean water, sanitation, and hygiene support to avert cholera and other water-borne diseases.

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Yemen crisis

Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. More than three years of fighting have caused an economic collapse and a severe cholera epidemic that endanger millions of people.

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Locally led disaster response

Oxfam is responding to major emergencies around the world, and we are also helping lead a movement to shift more power, skills, and funds into the hands of local humanitarians.

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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.

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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Your donation in action

Thanks to your generosity, Oxfam is there right away when disaster strikes—and can stay for the long term to help people rebuild and recover. Here are some of the ways your dollars support families in need.

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Stories & updates

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These five Oxfam innovations are changing the way people fight poverty

From futuristic homes that adjust to extreme temperatures to apps that allow refugees to speak up for their own needs, here are just a few of the creative solutions implemented by Oxfam and our partners on the ground to help vulnerable communities take on new obstacles

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A treacherous journey for Rohingya people

From clean water and sanitation to advocacy, Oxfam is assisting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who fled the attacks of 2017.

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