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Learn about current emergencies

When disaster strikes around the world, we move quickly with our partners, to provide life-saving assistance to those in need. Once the immediate danger has passed, we work to rebuild lives and reduce the risk of future disasters. Here are some of the current emergencies we’re responding to around the globe.

rgencies we’re responding to around the globe.

Pakistan Floods

Oxfam is working with local partners on the ground to provide lifesaving aid in the form of emergency food, temporary shelters, safe drinking water and sanitation, including personal hygiene kits.

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Pakistan Floods 2022
Photo: WAQAR HUSSEIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Covid-19 Emergency

Oxfam is on the ground helping the most vulnerable communities with food, water, hygiene, and sanitation resources.

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Photo: OxfamHK/Joyce Kwok
Photo: OxfamHK/Joyce Kwok

Yemen Crisis

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world. Continuing conflict, airstrikes and restrictions on imports have left more than 20 million Yemenis (67 per cent of the population) food insecure. Of these people, 9.6 million are one step away from famine.

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Yemen is the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. Donate now to help us deliver life-saving aid. Salamh, 35, and her famiy in the Huth IDP camp. Salamh sits with her husband Omar (39), her two sons Sameer* (11) and Mohammed* (9) and her youngest daughter Samira* (4). The family have been living in this small since they were displaced almost 20 months ago.

Huth camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Oxfam has been working in the camp since late 2015, providing humanitarian assistance to displaced people with safe drinking water and other life saving humanitarian aid.

*Names changed to protect identities

Photo: Mohammed Al-Mekhlafi/Oxfam

Global hunger, famine & food security

East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. An extreme lack of food is causing severe hunger and malnutrition, across South Sudan and the Horn of Africa.

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Photo: Rhea Catada/Oxfam

Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee Crisis

This is a crisis of staggering proportions. Over a million Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance.

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Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

Syria crisis

Years of brutal fighting have devastated Syria, a country that was a thriving, middle-income country before the start of the conflict in 2011. More than 400,000 people have been killed, 13 million people are in need of assistance and 5 million refugees have fled Syria.

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Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam