Tagged: typhoon Haiyan

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Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Urgent government action is needed to secure food and income for thousands of farmers and fisher men and women affected by typhoon Haiyan, said Oxfam and local partners.

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Oxfam boat launch in San Jose, Tacloban

Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall. Six months after the storm hit the Philippines, life for villagers on Bantayan Island in Cebu province remains a struggle.

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Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Up to 200,000 survivors of last November’s deadly typhoon Haiyan are at risk of worsening poverty because the government plans to relocate them without sufficient consideration as to how they will later earn a living. 

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Yeb Sano, Climate Change Commissioner, Philippines, explains how climate change is making people hungry and exhorts the world to fight it together.

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Three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit, Oxfam has been able reach more than 547,000 people with emergency relief. This video gives a snapshot of our humanitarian response.

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Cabin decorated for Christmas, Philippines. Photo : Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Across the Philippines, Christmas celebrations are uncharacteristically subdued this year as people reflect on the devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan.

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Photos of Oxfam distribution of 400 tons of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban on 12 December 2013, to help farmers win their 'race against time' to avoid missing the next growing season.

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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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Oxfam's Vincent Malasador gives support and reassurance. Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxf

Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of the Philippines typhoon, fast action backed by generous international support and the solidarity of local people has helped millions of people survive and prevented any major outbreak of disease.

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Rowena stands in front of her destroyed house. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

Rowena Bajado-Alcober, 33, lost her mother, father and brother in the storm surge after Typhoon Haiyan tore through Leyte. As Oxfam visited her area to distribute water and hygiene kits, she shared her tragic story.

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