Conflict & Emergencies

The school Réalité Valere is a good example of the destruction left by Hurricane Matthew in Grand Anse and South Departments in Haiti. Around the school, 18 people were killed. Photo credit: Fran Afonso/Oxfam Intermón

Case after case illustrates the tragic reality of Hurricane Matthew. Sadly, there will be many more deaths in the short and medium term than those caused by the wind and rain. Not just because of crop losses, but also because there will very probably be another outbreak of cholera, a disease...

Woman holding her grandchild in Mundri, South Sudan. Written on her palm are words for her missing daughter: "I hope you're alive. I need you."

Earlier this year, Oxfam worked with world-famous photographer Robert Fogarty on a unique project to amplify the voices of the people of South Sudan.

Humanitarian Coalition partners come together to honour World Refugee Day/ Photo credit: Anne Toralles Leite / Oxfam Canada

June marked important moments that raised a sense of ‪#‎...

An Oxfam bucket being used in Sierra Leone. Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Why the Oxfam Bucket is *The Bucket*

Health product disribution on World Menstruation Day in a refugee camp, Tanzania.

The reality is that most refugees will never make it to a new country and many will spend years living in a camp like this one, along a border in some far flung country that most Canadians couldn’t place on a map. 

Oxfam is providing 47,000+ ‪#‎refugees‬ with clean drinking water in the Nduta camp, Tanzania.

Women and children account for more than 75% of displaced persons globally, and are particularly affected in crises.

Fatima, 17, in her family’s tent in Taneeb, Jordan, pours water into a bottle. The water filter was donated by Oxfam as part of the aid distributed to refugees living in informal tented settlements. Oxfam is working in Syria and neighbouring countries hel

Canadians couldn’t have asked for a more optimistic start to 2016 than to begin the new year knowing that our country will be welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees to resettle in Canada.

Hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have seen another winter descend on the Middle East, for some this is their fifth away from home in increasingly difficult living conditions. 

Rachel Nyakier stands in front of her land bare of any crops due to unpredictible and unreliable rains. Stella Madete/Oxfam.

Approximately 1.65 million people have been displaced by 21 months of violence in South Sudan, including around 630,000 people who are sheltering in neighbouring countries.

Syrian refugee women gather together in Suwere, a small town in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. The small refugee settlement where these courageous women now call home is nestled between the fertile mountains of Eastern Lebanon, not far from one of Lebanon’s worl

I have a lot to be thankful for. Good health, a loving family, a home and a gratifying job. But like many, I often take these blessings for granted.  This year, however, is different.

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