disaster risk reduction

disaster risk reduction

Haiti Progress Report 2014

On 12 January 2010, a massive earthquake hit Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, killing 220,000 people, injuring 300,000 and severely damaging great swaths of the city. This progress report highlights Oxfam’s work in Haiti in 2014 in water, sanitation and public health; in disaster risk reduction, economic development and reconstruction. It also summarizes the funding and spending for Oxfam’s response to the Haiti earthquake.

Evacuation route sign

The Indian Ocean Tsunami, 10 Years On

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a pivotal moment for the humanitarian sector; many lessons were learned and the humanitarian system was strengthened as a result. However, ten years on, significant challenges remain.

Credit: Colin Keegan/Irish Mirror, courtesy of Oxfam Ireland

Can’t afford to wait

A year after the super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we are calling for governments to increase efforts to address the challenges of climate change adpatation and disaster risk reduction. 

Children washing their plates at an Oxfam water point, Swat valley, Pakistan

When conflict and disaster strike, we deliver high quality humanitarian aid, speedily and extensively.

Climate Change Resilience

Haiti has long faced severe natural and human-created hazards due to its location in the Caribbean hurricane zone and to widespread deforestation.

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