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Emergency response

When an emergency hits, Oxfam is there. At any given time our teams are responding to an average of 25 emergencies worldwide.

Mexico Earthquake Appeal

Mexico has been struck by a huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake, destroying schools, homes and offices. Hundreds of people have died, with many more still trapped in the rubble. 

Oxfam teams are on the ground, working closely with local partners - and are ready to respond with life-saving aid.

You can help: Donate now 

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Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers in Mexico City remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors.

East Africa Food Crisis

East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis. Millions of families are facing starvation because of droughts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Famine has been declared in parts of conflict-stricken South Sudan.

Oxfam is there with life-saving support, but we urgently need your help to do more.

Show your support: donate now 

Oxfam's response to the East Africa Food Crisis

Hurricane Irma Appeal

Oxfam is on the ground responding to Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade. 

Donate now to Oxfam's Hurricane Irma Appeal to help us act fast and save lives.

You can help: Donate now 

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Yemen crisis

Millions of men, women and children are one step away from famine.

We urgently need your help to feed families and save lives. A staggering 18.8 million people are in desperate need of help. Oxfam is helping so that families can feed themselves over the coming weeks. We're supplying clean, safe water for drinking and washing.

Give now and get food and water to families in crisis:

Donate to Oxfam's work in Yemen 

Oxfam's response to the Yemen Crisis

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Iraq crisis

4.2 million people have fled their homes as a result of fighting in central and northern Iraq and over 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crisis. 

Families that have fled their homes and those that have returned home remain in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine and water.

Oxfam is helping over 300,000 people. This includes water, cash and hygiene items.

You can help:

Donate to Oxfam's response in Iraq   

West Africa Crisis Appeal

Ongoing conflict across West Africa has forced more than 2.7 million people to flee terrifying violence in Nigeria, Niger and Chad. Having left everything behind, these desperate families now face new dangers - hunger, malnutrition and disease. 11 million people are in need of assistance.

Oxfam is there, providing life-saving support to the people who need us most - but the scale of this crisis means we urgently need your help to do more.

4.4 million people face hunger.

You can help: Donate now 

Oxfam's response to the West Africa crisis

Current emergencies

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What we do in an emergency

Video: Whatever the emergency, we're ready

Video: Whatever the emergency, we're ready

Over 70 years, Oxfam has become a world authority on  emergency water and sanitation.

24 hours a day. 365 days a year. We're ready to save lives.

Support Oxfam's emergency fund

To be there every time, we need your help: make a donation and you can help build shelters to protect families in crisis, supply clean water to prevent the spread of deadly diseases and ensure that people who've lost everything have the basics like food, soap and cooking utensils. All vital. All life-saving.

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Emergency situations are unfolding across the world all the time. Whether it's a drought, an earthquake or a political conflict, the real-life effects of disaster can be catastrophic and long lasting for ordinary people.

Emergency response lies at the heart of Oxfam's work. At any given time, our teams are providing disaster relief to multiple emergencies worldwide. Our job is to help people survive and protect them from further suffering in times of uncertainty.

With your support, we can give food, water and shelter to people in disaster zones. We can provide adequate sanitation facilities and access to healthcare to people fleeing conflict. Together, we can save lives and help to get people back on their feet again.

Please donate now to help us to provide emergency humanitarian aid to the people who need it most.