Emergency response

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

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.

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Yemen crisis

Deadly clashes and air strikes in Yemen have seen more than two million people forced to leave their homes and struggling to find food and water.

In response to the current conflict, Oxfam has supported over 250,000 people.

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Oxfam's response to the Yemen Crisis

Credit:Abo Haitham

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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