Hurricane Matthew: International community must respond now to prevent more loss of life

Food, shelter and clean water are needed urgently by people in southern Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. Oxfam fears that the current death toll of at least 800 will increase further. The international community must act immediately to mitigate the loss of entire harvests and to counter any possible spikes of cholera. Oxfam is sending 3 tons of water purifying supplies to Haiti.

A woman laughs next to an Oxfam water tank in Burunchili, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal earthquake response, six months on

Six months on from the Nepal Earthquake we look at some of the ways that Oxfam has helped real people on the ground, including providing shelter kits, latrines and safe drinking water. 

Nepal: Helping locals rebuild community infrastructure

Oxfam’s Cash for Work (CFW) program is providing short-term employment to vulnerable families in Sindhupalchowk, a severely affected district where more than 3,500 people died and more than 99% houses were damaged. 

Evacuation route sign

The Indian Ocean Tsunami, 10 Years On

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a pivotal moment for the humanitarian sector; many lessons were learned and the humanitarian system was strengthened as a result. However, ten years on, significant challenges remain.


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