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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COVID-19

Oxfam is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting and advocating for the most vulnerable people here in the United States and around the globe.

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Global refugee crisis

Make a difference in the lives of refugees seeking safety in the US and for people fighting poverty in 90 countries around the world.

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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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Why is clean water important?

Safe water, sanitation, and hygiene save lives during emergencies and in the long-term struggle against poverty.

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