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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.

Children washing their plates at an Oxfam water point, Swat valley, Pakistan

When conflict and disaster strike, we deliver high quality humanitarian aid, speedily and extensively. We also work with governments, local organizations and communities so that they are ready to respond in emergencies, and able to cope when crisis hits.

Samoa tsunami one year later

On this one year commemoration of people who lost their lives in the devastating tsunami that struck Samoa and Tonga in September 2009, our thoughts are with families, friends and communities. We also extend our sympathies to the many survivors who experienced suffering and trauma.
Sapek village where the road is being rebuilt and an Oxfam funded JCB does the work. Lamno, Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

In the Wake of the Tsunami

As we come to the end of 2009 and the closure of Oxfam’s tsunami response, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what was achieved, and what lessons are to be drawn from Oxfa

Collaboration in Crises

Since early in 2005, Oxfam has carried out research in the affected communities of India and Sri Lanka, laying the groundwork for programs, capturing observations and experiences of


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