Tagged: humanitarian response

Food distribution in Zimbabwe. Credit: Oxfam

Zimbabwe is facing a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions with almost half the population struggling to eat one meal a day. Oxfam is delivering food to reach some 150,000 vulnerable people.

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People arrive at dawn to Awerial, after fleeing Bor. Photo: Grace Cahill/Oxfam

Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety.

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Tropical Cyclone Ian via NOAA satellite. /NOAA/Handout/Reuters via @alertnet.org

Oxfam New Zealand has sent an emergency response team to Tonga today and is gearing up its aid efforts following reports of complete destruction left by Cyclone Ian to the northern islands of Ha’apai.

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One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit, Peter Struijf Oxfam program manager in Tacloban in the Philippines reports on the situation. Millions of people have been affected and will need support well into the future.

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The village of Barangay Magay after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

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.

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Residents pass piles of debris, Eastern Samar. Photo: Jire Carreon/Oxfam

Oxfam plans to provide vital assistance in the next few weeks to some 20,000 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan, working very closely with a multitude of partners to deliver water, basic sanitation, tents and tarpaulins for emergency shelter.

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Dry ration packets being prepared by Oxfam partners. Photo: Sam Spickett/Oxfam

Oxfam India has reached 16,500 people with food, working with its partners in Balasore, Ganjam and Puri districts of Odisha. Distribution of emergency shelkter items will begin soon.

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