On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Tuvalu is classified by the UN as a Least Developed country. Many the development challenges that it faces are a result of its geography. Situated in the north pacific, south of Hawai’i, it is very vulnerable to climate change and weather events.
The cost of living is high and the population depends on imported food and fuel. The economy is small and fragile and relies heavily on aid and remittances while government funds are mostly derived from the sale of fishing licences.
Oxfam in Tuvalu
Oxfam is currently reinforcing its relationships with local actors such as Natural Disaster Management Offices ( NDMOs) and local Red Cross societies so that, when a humanitarian response is needed, we are able to support the these actors.