Help us be ready when disaster strikes.
Emergency funds are crucial for Oxfam to act quickly whenever disasters occur around the world. With your help, we can launch a rapid response after tropical cyclones, earthquakes or human-made accidents like the 2020 Beirut Blast. Each year more than 30 million people flee their homes or lose their livelihoods as a result of conflict and natural disasters. When these disasters hit, Oxfam responds as one of the world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies with established expertise in clean water, sanitation, public health, food security, and the protection of civilians. We are working in emergency situations in over 30 countries and have a earned a strong global reputation for scale, speed, and innovation. We respond directly and we stay for the long-term to help families rebuild their lives and improve the underlying infrastructure so we can reduce the risk of future disasters.
In the wake of catastrophe, Oxfam uses emergency funds in several ways, often with local partners already embedded in the community. Recent Oxfam responses include:
- Providing food, cleaning supplies, cash and trauma support for Syrian refugees impacted by the Beirut Blast in August 2020.
- Providing financial and logistical support for the Cash Unblocked programme, allowing families to access funds immediately to purchase the supplies they need in the wake of storms and natural disasters in Vanuatu
Will you help us respond to the next disaster?