Saving lives worldwide

Natural disasters and conflict devastate communities and put people at serious risk. When a crisis hits, Oxfam is there - working in close partnership with organizations on the ground to provide vital support. 

Our emergency response work has helped more than 25 million people in the last five years alone, by providing clean water, sanitation, shelter, and livelihoods support in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable.

Organize a fundraiser in support of one of our ongoing, emergency-specific appeals: 


Or fundraise for our Emergency Relief Fund (ERF), which enables Oxfam to provide quick and effective responses to emergency situations wherever and whenever the need is greatest.

With your help, the ERF will:

  • Locate the communities hit hardest and launch relief operations immediately.
  • Strengthen the Gender in Emergencies capacity of partners and responders.
  • Reach survivors and help provide the tools they need, like food, cash, and access to clean water and safe sanitation
  • Provide support to smaller underfunded emergencies


Have questions or need more help with your
fundraising initiative? Our event experts are here
to help. Contact us via email at events@oxfam.ca
or by phone at (613) 237-5236 ext. 2229.