humanitarian response

Two Oxfam workers prepare concrete to build a platform to host a water tank in Fizi territory. Alexis Huguet/Oxfam Novib
A year ago, Oxfam started constructing the longest water pipeline in its history in DR Congo. Once it's done, over 100,000 people will no longer have to rely on dirty sources for water.
Health workers carry out the corpse of a unconfirmed Ebola case, from the ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Mangina. John Wessels/Oxfam
In response to the number of Ebola cases in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaching 500, Chals Wontewe, Oxfam’s Country Director in the DRC, said: “DRC is battling to keep Ebola under control; cases are increasing at a quicker rate and the virus has spread further. “Although the...
A woman collects her first bag of dried food after three months being inside an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bunia, eastern DR Congo. John Wessels / Oxfam
The vicious cycle of crisis Humanitarian situations in this region are nothing new, claiming thousands of lives and damaging property and sinking vulnerable populations deeper into poverty. 9 out of 10 countries in the region are currently responding to multiple and overlapping emergencies...
A prayer session goes on in an IDP camp in Bunia, eastern DRC. John Wessels / Oxfam
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding.
Oxfam supplying clean water to thousands of people affected by an unprecedented drought in Fadhi Gaab IDP camp, northern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi / Oxfam
16 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia have been adversely affected as a result of five consecutive poor to failed rains that have led to an unprecedented three-year drought. Crops have been decimated and families have lost nearly all their livestock, their main economic mainstay and...
Berte sits with her child inside a church in Kasai province, eastern DRC. John Wessels / Oxfam
One of the world's protracted crisis For decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the center-stage for deadly conflict between armed groups, leading to one of the world's worst protracted humanitarian crisis. Renewed fighting, as well as the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in the eastern...
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