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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...

Typhoon Haiyan must be a wake-up call at UN climate talks if we are to save lives in the future, warn aid agencies

Members of the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) are warning governments meeting at the UN climate talks in Warsaw that the devastating super typhoon that struck the Philippines is a glimpse of...

Oxfam aid team witnesses scene of utter destruction in northern most tip of Cebu, Philippines

Oxfam aid team witnesses scene of utter destruction in northernmost tip of Cebu, Philippines Immediate needs are water, food, medicines and shelter An Oxfam team of aid...

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to super typhoon Haiyan-hit parts of the Philippines

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to super typhoon Haiyan-hit parts of the Philippines Manila, Philippines, 9 November 2013 - Oxfam has dispatched a team of experts on the ground to assess the...

Philippines super typhoon: Oxfam poised to respond

Philippines super typhoon: Oxfam poised to respond Statement from Felipe Ramiro, acting country director of Oxfam in the Philippines on the impact of super typhoon Haiyan: "Initial...

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to earthquake hit parts of the Philippines

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to earthquake hit parts of the Philippines Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2013 - Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess...

Oxfam in action helping survivors in Cyclone affected Odisha

Oxfam has kicked off its relief response programme in the cyclone and flood affected districts of Odisha. In the last two days,13,050 people have been provided with cooked food through community...

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