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.
Over 13 million people are at risk. A severe drought is ravaging the arid and semi-arid parts of east Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of pastoralist communities that depend on livestock for all their basic needs. Oxfam is responding to this urgent crisis in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Donations can be made to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund.
In 2012, Oxfam and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines, the Humanitarian Response Consortium, targetted communities hardest-hit by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) on the southern island of Mindanao. This page is now archived. You can donate to Oxfam Canada's Emergency Response Fund here.