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Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ecuador Earthquake

In coordination with international, local and governmental organisations we facilitated access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene to those most affected. Thanks to your generous support, we delivered life-saving aid to more than 78,000 people across 30 communities.

Rita Dulal is a 26-year-old mother of three girls from  Sindhupalchok who recently got a formal training on masonry skills from Oxfam and partners.

Nepal: women on the front lines to build back better

One of the major challenges the Nepal earthquakes of 2015 presented was rebuilding damaged houses in a way that would make them withstand any future tremors. Oxfam has recently trained nearly a thousand masons, one hundred of them women, to build back better. Learn more about the program.

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 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.

 

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