Oxfam is one of the world's leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies. In 2014, it supported around 5.5 million people in crisis. Whenever and wherever there is a widespread threat to people's life and security, Oxfam will respond in the way in which it feels it can make the most positive difference.
Oxfam delivers assistance (including, water, sanitation, emergency food security and livelihoods support) and strives to ensure civilians are protected from violence. It campaign for the rights of those affected to be respected, their needs met, and for the reasons that they are in crisis in the first place to be addressed - as part of a rights-based approach to overcoming poverty, suffering and injustice.