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natural disasters

Residents inspect the damage to their homes on Carita beach on December 23, 2018, after the area was hit by a tsunami on December 22. Photo SEMI/AFP/Getty Images
On Saturday 22 December, a devastating tsunami struck the islands in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, especially the Pandenglang area, South Lampung and Serang, following a deep-sea volcano eruption. It has reportedly killed 430 people, injured hundreds more and displaced more than 11,000 from their homes.
Plus de 300 000 personnes seraient actuellement sans abri après le séisme qui a frappé l'île centrale de Sulawesi, en Indonésie.
Oxfam and partners are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after a devastating earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami, killing more than 2,000 people. We urgently need your help to reach those who are most affected. Please give what you can today.
Intense rains cause floods at the town of Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Our teams are assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas.

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.

Your donation to our emergency fund will help us respond to urgent need and to rebuild infrastructure and livelihoods.

Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods and need urgent support.

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.

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.

How the world should respond to humanitarian crises

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.

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