When disaster strikes around the world, Oxfam and our partners move quickly to provide life-saving assistance to people in need. Then we stay for the long-term to rebuild lives and reduce the risk of future disasters.
Super typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, has struck the Philippines. Oxfam is deploying water and sanitation materials to those affected.
Over 11 million people are affected. Oxfam emergency teams are in the devastated regions where shelter, water and sanitation are an urgent priority.
The conflict in Syria has resulted in a severe and worsening emergency.
Over 2 million refugees have fled into neighbouring countries, with an estimated 8000 people leaving Syria each day. Those who have fled are in desperate need of shelter, food, water and medical care. Oxfam is scaling up its response to help families in this desperate time.
Heavy rain has triggered flooding and landslides in India's northern state of Uttarakhand. Oxfam India is providing humanitarian assistance to some of the worst affected.
Oxfam's team is based and operating from Chirbatiya. We provided fleece blankets, food and water to vulnerable families.
Oxfam's disaster response fund
Oxfam can only launch a rapid response to crisis and disasters around the world because we have funds ready. We still need funds to help us respond straight away to emergencies as they happen, and to continue our current work in 26 disasters worldwide.
- You can help: donate online now to our Disaster Response Fund or call 0800 600 700
Oxfam's work continues long after disaster strikes, including rebuilding livelihoods, conflict management and water and sanitation work.
A category four cyclone thundered through parts of the Pacific, causing extensive destruction. Power cuts, uprooted trees and flash floods have claimed at least four lives and left homes, farms and businesses ravaged.
We provided help to families affected by Cyclone Evan bringing life-saving support such as water tanks and tools to families who have lost everything.
You can continue to help our neighbours in the Pacific.
- Donate online now to future emergencies or call 0800 600 700.
- Find out more about Cyclone Evan and our emergency response.
West Africa food crisis
Erratic rains, poor harvests, lack of pasture and increased global food prices left almost 10 million people in West Africa facing a severe food crisis in 2012. One million children were at risk of acute malnutrition.
Oxfam was there, distributing food and supplies to the poorest households, protecting livestock and buying weak livestock from herders at above market levels.
Your contributions made a huge difference in saving lives.