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Hurricane Irma: Haiti and Dominican Republic face clean up following floods up to a metre high

Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage overnight in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Oxfam is assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of...

Hurricane Irma Oxfam team helping Haiti evacuation

Half-a-million people could be affected even in the best-case scenario - or as many as 3 million in the worst ...

Credit: John Wessels / Oxfam

Congo's Cinderella crisis: horrific suffering overlooked in largest displacement crisis of 2017

Oxfam chief back from fact finding mission to DRC where 1.5m are on brink of famine ...

'The road smelled of dead bodies' - People fleeing Tal Afar tell of death in the desert

Traumatised women and children fleeing the Tal Afar district have told Oxfam how people died walking for days through the desert in 50C heat to reach safety. ...

1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda - Oxfam reaction

Commenting on today's announcement that one million South Sudanese refugees have fled to Uganda, Lydia Zigomo, Oxfam's Regional Director of the Horn, East and Central Africa, said: ...

Yemen’s man-made catastrophe forces people to make live or die choices

Yemenis, already on the tipping point after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, said Oxfam in a new report published...

Oxfam providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of Sierra Leone mud slide

Oxfam is providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of yesterday's mud slide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. ...

Half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen

In reaction to the announcement that more than 500,000 people are suspected of contracting cholera in Yemen Katy Wright, Head of Advocacy, Oxfam said: ...

An extra 700,000 people face starvation in Ethiopia

In response to new figures released by the Government of Ethiopia, which show that 8.5 million people are facing severe hunger, Oxfam's Humanitarian Program Manager in Ethiopia, Manish...

High Court decision on UK arms to Saudi Arabia sets back arms control 25 years

Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB said: ...

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