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. 

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.

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Stories & updates

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I am Sumaya

Sumaya was forced to leave her home in Myanmar and is now living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

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I am Ada

Ada Santiago lost her home when Hurricane Maria slammed into her hilly community of Cubones, Puerto Rico, last fall. Like thousands, she is struggling to rebuild her life.

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Voices from the Migrant Caravan

Inside a small town on the Guatemala-Mexico border, thousands of migrants traveling to the US are coming by something hard to find on their perilous journey north: a hot meal.

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