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Burundi refugee crisis: Funds urgently needed as Tanzania camp numbers swell

The influx of 70,000 Burundian refugees to Tanzania is overstretching the capacity of the government of Tanzania and aid agencies to respond, as emergency aid workers struggle...

Oxfam reaching Nepal’s most isolated in a race against the monsoon

One month on since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Oxfam  is working with mountain guides and porters to deliver life saving aid to the most remote communities before the imminent...

Cholera confirmed among Burundian refugees in Tanzania

Overcrowding, lack of clean water and sanitation facilities among Burundian refugees in Tanzania means risk of disease outbreak is alarmingly high, particularly among the estimated 40,000 refugees...

Nepal's second quake a double disaster says Oxfam

Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam's country director in Nepal said: "This is a double disaster leaving many of the survivors of the first earthquake shocked and fearful of further tremors. Our teams...

Oxfam's response to the earthquake in Nepal

Oxfam's team in Nepal are assessing humanitarian need following the devastating earthquake. In addition a team of technical experts are preparing to fly from the UK with supplies to provide clean...

Indiana Jones' hat and the Jedi's lightsabers are the most iconic accessories in films, Oxfam reveals

The felt fedora hat worn by Indiana Jones and the lightsabers brandished by Jedi warriors in Star Wars are the nation's favourite accessories in film history. They polled equal first in a survey...

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Humanitarian crisis in Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Up to 90 per cent of housing in Vanuatu's capital is reported to have been seriously damaged by Cyclone Pam, with still no information from the extremely vulnerable outer islands which are home...

NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Pam showing her eye in the South Pacific Ocean on March 11 at 22:50 UTC.

Cyclone Pam makes direct hit on Vanuatu

After a last minute change of course to the west Cyclone Pam made a direct hit on Vanuatu last night, tearing through the archipelago with winds of up to 250kmh. With more than 250,000 people...

NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Pam showing her eye in the South Pacific Ocean on March 11 at 22:50 UTC.

Stories of devastation from Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Stories of complete devastation are beginning to come out of Vanuatu in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Pam. Oxfam staff on the ground in Port Vila have reported complete destruction...

Aid agencies give UN Security Council a 'fail grade' on Syria

Twenty one humanitarian and human rights organizations say warring parties and powerful states have failed to implement UN Security Council resolutions leading to "worst year"...

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