Subject: disasters

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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...

Three earthquake commemorations, three steps in reconstruction

Agathe Nougaret has been living and working in Haiti since December 2010. She reflects on her experiences before and since she joined Oxfam as an Urban Coordinator in August 2012. ...

Philippines: Learning lessons from the past

Francis Abuhan, 25, construction worker. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam Construction worker, Francis Abuhan, his family and some neighbours were sitting on bamboo mats in the road.  Their...

Oxfam urges support from the International Community to help people affected by tropical storm in Bangladesh

International agency Oxfam today (16th October) called on the International Community for support to help the people affected by the tropical storm that hit the remote islands on the southeast coast...

New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical and likely to worsen in coming months

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country...

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