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Stories & updates
The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 due to a catastrophic failure of the global community to uphold its obligations to the world’s most vulnerable people.
100,000 South Sudanese are facing starvation, marking the first famine to be declared in the world in over six years.
When disasters strike, lives depend on leadership that is clear-eyed and compassionate.
When Syrian refugee Feras Almouqdad, 29, received a call inviting him to undergo the vetting process to be resettled in the United States, he was over the moon. Today, he sits in his Jordan apartment, surrounded by suitcases, his dreams of a better life thwarted.
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.