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Water high priority in Cyclone Winston response

Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised, Oxfam said today. Clean water for drinking and hand washing is essential for the prevention of waterborne diseases after a disaster.

Temporary shelters in the village of Burunchili, Nepal, on August 28, 2015. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Nepal Earthquake Six Months On: What needs to happen now?

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Many of the affected people have received some support from the Government of Nepal and aid organizations, but others are still waiting for assistance. 

Oxfam volunteer delivering latrines in Nepal, one of 500 volunteers trained to react in the event of an earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head

In this research report, Oxfam puts the humanitarian system under the lens and finds that it must change to remain effective; with locally led humanitarian action whenever possible; adequate funding to state and non-state actors in affected countries; and stronger partnerships between international and local actors, focusing on strengthening local capacity.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Photo: Oxfam

Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis 2015

Oxfam has calculated that nearly half of the world’s top donors didn’t give their fair share of aid to the Syria crisis in 2014, based on the size of their economies.

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