Subject: disasters

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Vanuatu won't be the last poor country devastated by climate change inaction

Oxfam's CEO Mark Goldring on the effects of Cyclone Pam and what the world can do. ...

Cyclone Pam: "We have had to use all of our savings to buy food"

Oxfam Communications Coordinator Amy Christian is in Vanuatu, she shares her first impressions of the devastation and the response. ...

Public health conditions in Gaza reached crisis point following the summer bombardment. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Oxfam’s 2014: our humanitarian year in review

As we move into 2015, Ben Phillips takes a month-by-month review of 2014 to see how Oxfam responded to different emergencies throughout the year. ...

After the tsunami: What the people of Calang taught me about humanity

Oxfam humanitarian worker Peter Struijf has worked on the ground throughout several international disasters including the Tsunami response in Indonesia, and is currently in Sierra Leone where he...

Getting beyond relief in the Philippines

It is always uplifting to be reminded of what we are all here for. And nowhere brings this home more vividly than Oxfam's work in the Philippines a few months after the typhoon. ...

Balakammaiah, a farmer from  the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh whose crops have suffered as a result of climate change. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

5 lessons from the latest report on climate change

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today, reveals a grim picture of increasing extreme floods, drought, food shortages, conflict and economic damage. Here...

Yeb Sano

I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry. We must act now.

Guest blog by Yeb Saño (pictured), Climate Change Commissioner for the Philippines. ...

Presidential recognition for an “unlikely hero” in the Philippines

When the storm surges brought flood waters to nearly six-foot high, Oxfam volunteer Wendell Corregidor, didn't hesitate over what to do next.Caroline Gluck reports. ...

Philippines: Christmas after Typhoon Haiyan - rise up, stand up

Oxfam's Jane Beesley reports on a Christmas  different from other years, among the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. ...

The Philippines: where your money's going

In the month since Typhoon Haiyan cut a deadly path across the central Philippines on 8 November, generous supporters have donated £5 million to Oxfam's response. If you have donated, thanks...

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