Oxfam works with local organizations and governments to save lives in emergencies and reduce future disaster risks. A key focus: help local partners strengthen their skills as first responders and as advocates for a more secure future. You can help.
Saving lives 24/7
Some disasters can’t be prevented—or imagined in advance. But as soon as they strike, Oxfam needs to be ready to respond. Lives depend on it.
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Stories & updates
Safe water, good hygiene, and improved sanitation save lives
Residents flee eruption, as a threat of landslides, lack of water make village unsafe.
Sumaya was forced to leave her home in Myanmar and is now living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Ada Santiago lost her home when Hurricane Maria slammed into her hilly community of Cubones, Puerto Rico, last fall. Like thousands, she is struggling to rebuild her life.
Inside a small town on the Guatemala-Mexico border, thousands of migrants traveling to the US are coming by something hard to find on their perilous journey north: a hot meal.
A dedicated group of volunteers help women and girls navigate the justice system