disasters risk reduction

disasters risk reduction

Wolda Edward, helps cleaning his neighbour's after Cyclone Pam.

Learning from hindsight: synthesis report on Oxfam resilience research

What can we learn about resilience by examining completed resilience, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation projects? Oxfam conducted three such case studies in Bolivia, Colombia, and Fiji, looking at the conditions required for successful resilient development as well as issues around timing and duration.

A climate in crisis

There is growing scientific analysis suggesting that the impacts of current and recent droughts in East Africa are likely to have been aggravated by climate change. Without global efforts to reduce emissions and to help the world’s poorest people cope with the effects of climate change, this crisis will continue to repeat itself.

Laxmi Maya, 60, waits with the goods she has received from Oxfam's winter and shelter distribution.

I am alone: single women and the Nepal earthquake

This briefing argues that the recovery effort is an opportunity to create much needed improved conditions for single women in Nepal. It provides practical suggestions for better disaster preparedness and enabling single women to be more resilient.

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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