Conflict & Emergencies

Photo: Stella Madete / Oxfam

Nyal, South Sudan was previously a quiet town known for its mango and palm trees. Two years of extended fighting in the surrounding areas however, has forced thousands of people to seek refuge in the town and the islands surrounding it.

Bruno Bierrenbach Feder/Oxfam

An extreme lack of food is causing severe hunger, malnutrition and even famine, across South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen and the Horn of Africa.

The United Nations recently declared that 20 million people are at risk of famine across these regions. They’ve warned as many as 1.4 million children...

Feras Almouqdad

Feras Almouqdad was supposed to travel to the US with his wife and three children in February until President Trump's unfair Executive Order (EO) was announced. Today, he sits in his Jordan apartment, surrounded by suitcases, his dreams of a better life thwarted. 

Ray Offenheiser spoke with a family living in Hassansham camp for displaced families in Iraq. The family he met has relatives still living in ISIS controlled Mosul. Photo: Tegid Cartwright/Oxfam

Last month I traveled to Iraq and even though winter was about to set in, thousands of families were fleeing the fighting around Mosul and heading to camps where tents are all that they’ll have for shelter in the cold months ahead.

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.

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