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Turki, 10 years old, lives with his parents and six brothers in Aden. His family couldn't afford sending him to school. They receive hygiene kits from Oxfam as part of a cholera response that benefited over 18,000 people in Aden. "Being clean makes the disease run away," said Turki.

 

Yemen appeal: Every donation is a lifeline

The devastating conflict in Yemen has left huge numbers of people without clean water. Almost 200,000 cases of cholera have been reported since 2015. Every donation you make plays a crucial role in helping communities avoid deadly diseases. By donating today you will be making a vital difference to some of the world's most vulnerable families. 

Please give whatever you can today.

  • £25 could give 25 families clean water to drink for a day.
  • £40 could buy 10 buckets so families can collect and store water safely.
  • £85 could buy a kit of soap, buckets, torches and other essentials for 5 families.

Donate now and double your gift 

Diary of an emergency worker

Last Christmas Day, Oxfam emergency expert Duoi Ampilan emailed a personal message of thanks to Oxfam supporters worldwide. He explains what it meant to read your replies and, in these diary entries from Yemen, describes how tough - and how rewarding - aid work can be.

Read Duoi's diary

See for yourself

Earlier this year, three Oxfam supporters travelled to Kenya to see for themselves whether supporting Oxfam really makes a difference. We asked them why they wanted to go, how the experience affected them, and how they feel now about their part in the Oxfam family.

Find out more

Your inspiring Oxfam family

Like so many people who are part of the Oxfam movement, Wanjiru Kanyiha just couldn't stay silent in the face of inequality. She explains why she left her comfortable job in Kenya and set to work challenging the attitudes and policies that keep people poor.

Meet Wanjiru

Francesca Passi, street fundraiser

Italian-born Francesca Passi speaks five languages, spent time translating for Syrian refugees and now raises money for Oxfam. She explains why her determination to fight poverty makes street fundraising the ideal career choice.

Meet Francesca

More inspirational stories

Exploring the My Oxfam app: One stop for shopping, donating and Gift Aid with Oxfam

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Standing as one with Coldplay in 2016

As the clock strikes midnight on 31 December people around the world will welcome in 2017, reflecting... Read more

"I’m a donkey with a smile": The story of an aid worker in Yemen

Humanitarian worker Duoi Ampilan explains why, despite the dangers and the distress, he still loves... Read more

Working together to end poverty

Bringing hope in disaster

The day my house fell down

Anita KC will never forget the day her house fell down – the day a massive earthquake devastated Nepal. See how Oxfam supporters helped her get through it.

Changing lives with water

He lifts three tons a day

Brian in South Sudan is no stranger to heavy lifting – he shifts three tonnes of water on his bike, every day. Thanks to Oxfam supporters, he now shifts three tonnes of clean, safe water.

Protecting from disease

Puppets saving lives.

Meet Amal, living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, and find out how puppets are teaching kids who have this escaped violent conflict to protect themselves from disease.

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WE ARE FAMILY

We are: Sandra the regular donor, Kasim the coffee farmer, Janet the shop volunteer, Mohammad the health expert, Sarah and Gemma the celeb supporters, Aida the goat breeder, Ben the Oxjam DJ, Brenda the aid worker, Naomi the Oxfam runner and...

...YOU

Mohammad the health expert

Brenda the aid worker

Ben the Oxjam DJ

Aida the goat breeder

WE ARE FAMILY

We are: Sandra the regular donor, Kasim the coffee farmer, Janet the shop volunteer, Mohammad the health expert, Sarah and Gemma the celeb supporters, Aida the goat breeder, Ben the Oxjam DJ, Brenda the aid worker, Naomi the Oxfam runner and...

YOU