The current escalation of violence in Gaza is causing more human suffering and casualties. Oxfam condemns all violence against civilians, both Israeli military actions and Palestinian rocket fire. Our partners in Gaza are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the violence.
South Sudan is currently Africa’s worst crisis with nearly 4 million – a third of the country’s population - at risk of severe hunger and an aid effort that has only so far reached half of those in need.
Oxfam provides humanitarian aid to serious humanitarian disasters that seldom or never hit the headlines. Our Emergency Response Fund ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.
Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the most powerful storm to ever hit land, struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013. This page is now archived, but you can donate to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund here.
As Mali endeavors to re-establish peace and territorial integrity in the North, Malians are still struggling to pick up their lives after a devastating drought, a conflict, and massive displacement. This page is now archived.
October 2012 - Oxfam geared up to help Haitians and Cubans in the wake of hurricane Sandy’s devastation in the Caribbean. Steps to prevent cholera spreading in Haiti and to provide roofs for houses in Cuba were among priorities.
The severe food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa is now affecting some 18.7 million people . The federal government agreed to match public donations raised by non-government agencies between August 7 and September 30, 2012 to provide relief from hunger in the Sahel region of West Africa. The government made an advance payment of $10 million to the eight-week matching program. Donations can be made to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund.