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.

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. 

Nepal: Helping locals rebuild community infrastructure

Oxfam’s Cash for Work (CFW) program is providing short-term employment to vulnerable families in Sindhupalchowk, a severely affected district where more than 3,500 people died and more than 99% houses were damaged. 

A girl is washing her hands, in West Point, Monrovia, an area that was severely affected by the Ebola outbreak. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Ebola is Still Here

Oxfam has listened to women and men in Liberia and Sierra Leone to hear their priorities for the immediate response, the recovery and beyond. 

Pakistan 2012 Monsoon Floods

Pakistan is one of the world’s most hazard-prone countries, with each humanitarian crisis costing lives and money and deepening the alarming levels of poverty and malnutrition.


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