Tagged: disaster preparedness

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Photo: Tineke D'Haese/Oxfam

Natural disasters happen in Laos, especially during the monsoon. Damages caused by flooding and landslides can be devastating for vulnerable communities. In partnership with the National Disaster Management Office, Oxfam strengthens vulnerable communities to improve their disaster preparedness and strengthen institutional disaster management systems.

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Asha collects water in Lafole, Somalia, supplied by Oxfam & Oxfam partner SAACID

The international humanitarian response system will fail to cope with the expected rise in the number of people exposed to crises unless there are more resources closer to where disasters happen and there is more investment in preventing and reducing the risk of disasters, warns Oxfam.

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Villagers clean out drainage channels, Haiti. Photo: Chris Hufstader/Oxfam

A local mayor enlists support from Oxfam to address major flooding in his community in rural Haiti. Oxfam's Chris Hufstader reports from the ground.

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Flooded fields Layyah district. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

One year on from the worst flooding in its history, Pakistan is still not prepared for this year’s monsoon floods and other natural disasters, international aid agency Oxfam warned today.

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One month after the floods first reached disastrous levels in Pakistan, the waters continue to rise. Many areas are still cut off and millions of people are in desperate need of immediate help. Reconstruction efforts must begin immediately to avoid devastating long-term consequences for the country.

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The students presented a complimentary flag to Oxfam Hong Kong. Credit: Oxfam Hong Kong

Three months after the 12 May earthquake, Oxfam Hong Kong announced that it has helped survivors in 105 townships and villages.

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