After Typhoon Haiyan had completed its deadly path across Barangay Magay, Tanauan, a storm surge several meters high enveloped the small village of Tanauan. Resident Raynaldo Basibas survived to this tragedy and explains the story.
More than 9,000 people are being helped by International agency Oxfam through its partners with safe water, following the earthquake.
Oxfam India is providing humanitarian assistance in the form of non-food items such as fleece blankets as well as dry food rations to the flood affected and shelter-less and coordinating its efforts with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and through its partners in the affected areas.
Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.
To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into tanks and to the taps. We completed the new system in just six weeks.
Three years on, over one million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid. Our three year photo gallery offers an insight into how the situation, and our work there, has evolved during this time.
We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.
Oxfam and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines, the Humanitarian Response Consortium, or HRC, have begun an emergency response targeting communities hardest-hit by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) on the southern island of Mindanao.