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Stories & updates
Ebola—it’s a word that strikes fear. Perhaps that’s because it’s an unfamiliar virus, one that moves quickly, is contagious, and here in the US, we haven’t had much contact with it. As an outbreak claims lives in the DRC, we breakdown what Ebola is, what’s happening in the DRC, and what Oxfam is doing to help.
Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors as three devastating earthquakes hit Lombok Island in Indonesia this past week.
Oxfam America President and CEO Abby Maxman just returned from visiting staff and partners in Yemen, where more than three years of war have created near-famine conditions and triggered the largest and fastest-spreading cholera outbreak in recorded history. These are her reflections from her time spent on the ground.
After ISIS destroyed her home and nursery, Oxfam helped Zainab regrow and expand her business. She became the first women in her town to sell plants at the market.
One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity.
Food and water shortage, as well as cholera threaten 80,000 forced to flee their homes around Yemen’s main port city.