Conflicts and Disasters - Updates

13 January 2011
As the scale of the flood increases in the country, Oxfam continues to expand its rapid response in Eastern Sri Lanka, currently providing hygiene kits, tarpaulins, cooked food and bottled water to approximately 17,000 people in Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Ampara districts in the East.
Kinniya, Trinco District, Sri Lanka. Photo: Michael Mathi/Oxfam
18 October 2010
In a new report released today, Oxfam exposes the weaknesses in New Zealand company law that enabled unscrupulous international arms brokers to drag the country into the deadly business of the illegal arms trade, highlighting the urgent need for a global Arms Trade Treaty.
22 July 2010
The Control Arms alliance expressed some satisfaction at progress made at the preliminary Arms Trade Treaty negotiations but urged governments to maximize time before the next meeting in 2011 to develop a draft Treaty further.
9 July 2010
States must use every available minute to draw up a new international arms treaty that could save thousands of lives every year, NGOs from around the world said today as negotiators from 192 governments begin formal talks at the United Nations on Monday.
21 April 2009
In six years time the number of people affected by climatic crises is projected to rise by 54 per cent to 375 million people.
Training exercise in Haiti to learn how to save lives in a flood.
Training exercise in Haiti to learn how to save lives in a flood.