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Poorest people left behind by Philippines Typhoon response

Race against time for typhoon-hit coconut farmers, traders and fisherpeople   The huge humanitarian response in the aftermath of November's super typhoon saved thousands of...

Oxfam reaction to UK Government's announcement on Syrian refugees

"This is a welcome step to help some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees even if it has been a long time coming and the numbers are relatively small. Morally it is the right thing to do but...

Storms wreak havoc in typhoon-hit Philippines

Disaster on top of catastrophic disaster for millions displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam warns. Thousands of people have been evacuated from collapsed tents and fragile makeshift shelters...

Pledges to UN appeal for Syria fall short

Reacting to the result of the Kuwait donor conference for humanitarian crisis in Syria  Oxfam's Syria Country Director Gareth Price-Jones said: "While governments...

Oxfam welcomes Britain's extra aid to the UN's Syria appeal

In reaction to Britain's pledge of a further £100 million to the UN's latest Syria crisis appeal Oxfam said: "The UK Government's generous financial pledge to help Syrian families...

Christmas period of reflection for Filipinos rebuilding their lives after Haiyan

Across the Philippines, Christmas celebrations are uncharacteristically subdued this year as people reflect on the devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan and of the long task ahead to rebuild their...

Oxfam says that more needs to be done to help prepare people for disasters, as it marks its fortieth year of working in Pakistan

Oxfam is calling for more investment to go into preparing people for floods and other disasters in Pakistan as it marks its 40th year of working in the country this week. Since 2010, floods...

Oxfam starts distributing 400 tonnes of rice seed to farmers in rural areas south of Tacloban

International agency Oxfam will start distributing 400 tonnes of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban tomorrow (Thursday 12 December) to help farmers win their 'race against...

Philippines typhoon response: a week of obstacles, a month of delivery, years of support

One month on the aid effort has helped millions to survive but serious gaps remain Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of...

Time running out to help rice farmers in areas of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan

Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don't receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing...

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