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Stories of devastation from Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Stories of complete devastation are beginning to come out of Vanuatu in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Pam.

Oxfam staff on the ground in Port Vila have reported complete destruction of homes, three story high trees completely uprooted and small communities with barely any houses left standing.  Oxfam's Vanuatu Country Director Colin Collett van Rooyen said people in Vanuatu had told him they had never seen a cyclone like this and they were scared of the devastation that would unfold as teams were able to make their way into hard to reach areas.

Kamel Qasem clearing storm water drains

Helping families in Gaza prepare for winter floods

Winter in Gaza brings new threats to families already hit hard by the recent conflict. Kamel Qasem, father of five, clears storm water drains as part of Oxfam's "cash for work" project: Families earn much-needed income, while reducing the risk of further flooding.

Oxfam India to provide emergency assistance in Uttrakhand

Oxfam India is providing humanitarian assistance in the form of non-food items such as fleece blankets as well as dry food rations to the flood affected and shelter-less and coordinating its efforts with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and through its partners in the affected areas.

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