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Resident gather around the rubble of a collapsed house after an earthquake in Ziarat, one of the main tourist spots in Baluchistan, October 29, 2008. REUTERS/ Saeed Ali Achakzai, courtesy www.alertnet.org.

Oxfam will fly a team of four aid experts into the quake zone tomorrow from its base in Islamabad. The team will carry out an assessment and deliver an initial $81,000 aid package for those in need.

A community affected by the cyclone gathers to determine which villagers are in the greatest need of shelter, food, and agriculture grants. Credit: Pact

When Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, Oxfam partner Pact put its microfinance networks to a new use: rushing aid to the survivors.

Zahir Ali. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Climate change has definitely altered the seasons in Bangladesh. Now, considering that the flood waters can stay for well over a month, the importance of shelters cannot be overestimated.

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