A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Laotian agriculture and cattle breeding are extremely sensitive for natural disasters and disaster management is crucial to sustainable livelihoods.
In December 2014, along with three other partner organisations, Oxfam began implementing a project to help strengthen disaster and risk reduction strategies in Vientiane province.
Manila, Philippines – Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) made landfall shortly before 5:00 AM (Manila time, GMT+8) today in Davao Oriental in Mindanao. Initial reports show
In 2010, vast humanitarian crises from Haiti to Pakistan almost overwhelmed the international system’s ability to respond.
The floods that hit Pakistan in 2010 were the worst in the country’s history.