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Tannese community living at Blacksands area near Port Vila.

As the full picture of the damage caused by Cyclone Pam across Vanuatu becomes clearer, our staff are on the ground helping to assess emergency needs and plan for longer term recovery.

School damaged by the Israeli attacks in September 2014, in Gaza.

Fractured lives in Gaza as reconstruction has barely begun

Six months since the conflict began, parts of Gaza are still strewn with the rubble of destroyed homes. Despite the ceasefire in September 2014 vital reconstruction has barely begun and the Israeli blockade of Gaza remains in place.

Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga is a remote, low-lying archipelago in the South Pacific. Tonga has a highly vulnerable small island economy and is susceptible to natural disasters.

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Samoa

Palm-fringed beaches and turquoise seas may lend the impression of an island paradise, but many of Samoa’s rural communities live below the poverty line. More than 25 per cent of the population live in “basic need” poverty, meaning they are unable to consistently afford the essentials, such as food, fuel and medicines.

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A family sits outside the bunkhouse where they continue to live after being displaced by typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam 2014

In the Shadow of the Storm

One year after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the challenge is to ensure that recovery efforts leave devastated communities better able to pursue diverse livelihoods, access safe shelter and withstand future shocks. 

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