natural disasters

natural disasters

Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support.

Our teams are distributing clean water, fixing water supplies and providing emergency food in Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean on October 4th. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support. Your donation will help us to reach them.

Laxmi Maya, 60, waits with the goods she has received from Oxfam's winter and shelter distribution.

I am alone: single women and the Nepal earthquake

This briefing argues that the recovery effort is an opportunity to create much needed improved conditions for single women in Nepal. It provides practical suggestions for better disaster preparedness and enabling single women to be more resilient.

How the world should respond to humanitarian crises

From Syria to South Sudan, the lives of more than 125 million people around the world have been devastated by conflict or disaster. It is time for the international community to change how it provides humanitarian aid to these vulnerable populations.

Haiti Progress Report 2014

On 12 January 2010, a massive earthquake hit Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, killing 220,000 people, injuring 300,000 and severely damaging great swaths of the city. This progress report highlights Oxfam’s work in Haiti in 2014 in water, sanitation and public health; in disaster risk reduction, economic development and reconstruction. It also summarizes the funding and spending for Oxfam’s response to the Haiti earthquake.

Chanley and her father, Gregorio, on their boat, fixed thanks to Oxfam, after Typhoon Haiyan. Credit : Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan - our response

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever to strike land, hit the Philippines. One year later, we keep supporting the immediate and long-term needs of affected communities.

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