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Oxfam to provide safe water to 10,000 people in Ecuador

Oxfam staff in Ecuador are working with the government to establish the effective distribution system of safe water in Portoviejo and Pedernales, two of the communities worst hit by the 7.8 earthquake that struck the northern coast of the country on April 16th.

Carlos and his family are living in a shipping container after their home was completely destroyed in the earthquake. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

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. 

Ecuador Earthquake: Oxfam response

Oxfam is responding to a major earthquake off the coast of Ecuador. We will shortly be sending teams to the area to assess the extent of damage and how Oxfam can best assist the Government response.

A woman and boy take water from an Oxfam tank in the village of Burunchili, Kathmandu, Nepal after the Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake - our response

On 25th April 2015 a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Oxfam responded by providing immediate humanitarian aid to thousands of people. We have also worked to support people improve their long term well being and that of their community.

 

A woman stands in front of rubbles, in Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal

The April 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.

Oxfam ready to respond to South Asia earthquake

Oxfam has launched an emergency appeal for survivors of the South Asian earthquake which hit Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this morning. Oxfam teams are working with local authorities and organisations to assess the scale of the damage and teams are ready to respond where needed. 

A woman laughs next to an Oxfam water tank in Burunchili, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal earthquake response, six months on

Six months on from the Nepal Earthquake we look at some of the ways that Oxfam has helped real people on the ground, including providing shelter kits, latrines and safe drinking water. 

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