In 2017, several countries in Africa plus Yemen were on the verge of (and in some areas actually experiencing) famine, due to conflict, chronic drought, and weak governance that displaced families and made it difficult for them to grow, pay for, or find food. Oxfam is continuing to work in these areas and reduce the vulnerability of the poorest people most at risk to severe hunger and famine.Learn more
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.Learn more
For decades, ethnic tensions and disputes over land and resources have forced countless people from their homes in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Oxfam builds and repairs of water systems in communities that host displaced people and we advocate for people’s right to be protected from violence and exploitation.Learn more
A massive earthquake in 2010 and the introduction of cholera soon after have compounded the challenges Haiti faces in fighting widespread poverty. Oxfam responded to both emergencies and is now working with Haitians on longer-term development while promoting sustainable change.Learn more
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