With the United Nations’ climate conference drawing to a close, it’s clear there’s been very little progress on how to help people affected by climate change, despite record-breaking hurricanes and catastrophic floods dominating headlines this year.
Our teams are assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Irma.
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Oxfam country teams and partner organizations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are now preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people who are likely to be hardest-hit there.
Our teams are distributing clean water, fixing water supplies and providing emergency food in Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew swept through the Caribbean on October 4th. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support. Your donation will help us reach them.
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.
More than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. World leaders cannot turn their backs on those vulnerable people who need safety and protection now. They must act quickly and responsibly to save and protect lives.
From Syria to South Sudan, the lives of more than 125 million people around the world have been devastated by conflict or disaster. It is time for the international community to change how it provides humanitarian aid to these vulnerable populations.
Oxfam water and hygiene expert Carlos Calderon has landed in Fiji, where Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts following the complete destruction left by Cyclone Winston.
The Fijian Government is still trying to contact areas that haven’t been heard from since being struck by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend. Oxfam in the Pacific Regional Director Raijeli Nicole said communication blackspots were making it very hard to assess damage and determine the scale of the response required.
As the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Winston in Fiji becomes apparent today, Oxfam is preparing to deploy staff to assist if needed.