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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.

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 now 

Oxfam's response to the Yemen Crisis

Sam Tarling
Credit:Abo Haitham

Iraq crisis

Over 3.4 million people have fled their homes as a result of fighting in central and northern Iraq and over ten million people are in need of humanitarian aid due to the ongoing crisis. Both families that have fled their homes and those that have returned home remain in desperate need of food, shelter, medicine and water.

Oxfam aims to reach around 260,000 people with lifesaving assistance.

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.

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.

3.8 million people face hunger.

You can help: Donate now 

Oxfam's response to the West Africa crisis

Haiti Hurricane Appeal

We urgently need your help to reach the people in Haiti who are worst affected by Hurricane Matthew. Thousands of people have lost their homes, more than 300 people have been killed and the number of deaths is likely to rise.

Oxfam is  there delivering water purification kits and construction materials.

You can help.

Donate now 

Oxfam's response to Hurricane Matthew

Ethiopia food crisis

A devastating drought is causing the worst food crisis to hit Ethiopia in 30 years - we must act now to protect millions of people from hunger and disease.

Oxfam is working with the government to reach the most vulnerable people, providing life-saving water, sanitation and emergency food support.

More than 10 million people need aid.

Donate now 

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Current emergencies

Other ways to help

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.

Single donation  ~   Monthly donation