Tagged: reconstruction

Emergency Article
A farmer in the village of Palavakkam, in Tamil Nadu, at a meeting with researchers from the Advanced Center for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction, an Oxfam partner. Credit: Atul Loke/Panos for Oxfam

The progress of a village in India that participated in a study on rainfall illustrates the value of research in helping farming communities adapt to climate change – and the importance of linking such projects to programs that address poverty.

Emergency Article
The women of Gonnoruwa sit in front of the dam, built with Oxfam assistance, which has transformed their harvests and their lives. Credit: Atul Loke/Panos for Oxfam

In the aftermath of the tsunami, Oxfam helped an impoverished farming community in Sri Lanka find a solution to its most devastating chronic emergency: drought.

Emergency Article
Yumirna Zega prepares food in her thriving restaurant, which was equipped thanks to a loan from Oxfam. She is one of thousands of people assisted by Oxfam on Nias since the earthquake there in March 2005 Credit: Dian Kartikasari/Oxfam

As the business grows, I am able to return the plastic cups and plates I borrowed from my relatives and buy my own kitchen tools.

Emergency Article
Colegio Bandera del Perú. Credit: Oxfam

As the rebuilding effort continues after the August 15 earthquake in Peru, parents and their children are now struggling to restart the school year in Pisco. Emergency classrooms built by Oxfam International help students get back to school.

Press Release
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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