Save lives

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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Global refugee crisis

Millions of refugees – many of them children – are seeking security in other Middle East countries and beyond. Oxfam is helping people get the essential supplies they need and working to provide clean water and sanitation to protect public health.

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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.

Stories & updates

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Central American aid under fire

The president’s threat to cut off aid to Central America continues to distract from the real crisis taking place.

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What is cholera and how can we prevent it?

Survivors of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are at risk of cholera. It’s a threat after any significant disaster or wherever people struggle with lack of clean water, inadequate sanitation systems, or poor hygiene.

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