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Subject: disasters

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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"...

Oxfam response to Aid Bill passing House of Lords

In response to news that Peers have approved the Bill to guarantee 0.7% of the UK's national income to overseas aid, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy and Campaigns Nick Bryer said: ...

President Johnson Sirleaf and Oxfam call for $60m Liberia school upgrade

Opportunity to leave Liberia's children with a post-Ebola legacy Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international agency Oxfam today called on donors...

Vital building in Gaza could take a century

At current rates it could take more than 100 years to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted, Oxfam warned...

Somalia’s $1.3bn lifeline under threat

Banks in US, UK and Australia poised to break ties with Somali money transfer organisations that make remittances possible, NGOs warn. Somalia's  $1.3 billion...

Strength to survive appeal - Stronger with you

World facing more emergencies than ever before, Oxfam warns launching Strength to Survive appeal

Oxfam is launching a major public appeal entitled Strength to Survive, as it faces more emergencies in the world than ever before in its 70 year history. ...

Five years after earthquake Oxfam highlights successes and challenges of Haiti response

Five years ago on 12 January, a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 220,000 people, injuring more than 330,000 others and reducing great swaths of the city to rubble. Thanks to the...

Ten years on and Tsunami response changed lives for good

The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami saved lives and gave people the means to rebuild their futures, Oxfam says today. ...

Millions at risk from hunger as conflict threatens to escalate in South Sudan

A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today. ...

Oxfam prepares to respond as Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines

Oxfam is preparing for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon, the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan which wrought destruction on the...

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