Emergency response

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

Nepal earthquake

The people of Nepal have been hit by a series of devastating earthquakes and aftershocks. Over 8600 people lost their lives, and almost 750,000 homes were either damaged or destroyed. The monsoon season is about to start and tens of thousands of people are still living outdoors in makeshift shelters.

Oxfam is there. We urgently need your help to provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food. Please give what you can today.

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Oxfam's response to the Nepal earthquake



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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.

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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.

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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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