Emergency response

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

Ebola Crisis

In West Africa, the Ebola virus is devastating communities. More than 7,000 people have been infected with Ebola, and over 3,000 have died.

We are planning to treble our Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and Liberia and need at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease.

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Oxfam's response to the Ebola Crisis

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.

Find out more

Emergency Annual Report 2011/12

At any one time, Oxfam is responding to an average of 25 emergencies worldwide. Read more about where we responded over the last year in our Emergency Response Annual Report.

Download the report (PDF 11MB)

Read the report (interactive PDF)


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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