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Emergency fundraising

When an emergency hits we have to react fast. Oxfam swiftly delivers aid, support and protection - made possible only by your donations and fundraising.

At any one time Oxfam is responding to around 25 emergencies worldwide. 

Our emergency aid includes targeted food distribution, providing clean water and sanitation, as well as cash for food, health promotion, animal health support and disaster risk reduction. It's life-saving work. And we wouldn't be able to do it without people getting together and fundraising for us.

Find out where Oxfam is responding to emergencies now. 

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What can I do?

Organise your own fundraising activities

Get your friends, family and colleagues together to raise money for emergencies. Just £50 raised by a cake sale could feed a family of six in Somalia for two weeks. In fact, whatever the fundraising activity the outcome remains the same - you'll save lives.

Download emergency materials or order your fundraising pack 

Collecting for an emergency

Aaron Crown raised £646 by organising regular collections at a local theatre. His fundraising was boosted by the events organiser announcing his collection before the interval. So make sure you announce that you are fundraising for Oxfam. You can  download everything you need to set up an eye-catching donation point. 

If you are interested in organising or taking part in a collection for an emergency, please get in contact with your local Regional Fundraising Manager and they can provide you with the necessary paperwork, advice, support and materials you need.

Set up an online Oxfam fundraising page

It's easy to raise money for Oxfam and our Emergency Appeals online. Get your friends and family to sponsor you in a matter of minutes. Make sure to share your page on Facebook and Twitter and email it to as many people as money. Let people know that their donations can make a real difference to our work and change lives.

Set up an Oxfam fundraising page

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