Subject: disasters

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Serious public health risks in aftermath of Philippine earthquake

International humanitarian organisation Oxfam says that there are serious public health concerns that need to be immediately addressed.  Sagbayan Municipality, and neighbouring areas that were...

Cyclone leaves destruction and homelessness in India but many lives saved by quick action

Oxfam India will provide water, sanitation and shelter to 6,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. The storm, one of the country's biggest natural disasters in years, left India on Sunday leaving...

Oxfam reaction to passage of Cyclone Phailin

The cyclone Phailin which has struck two states in Eastern India has weakened, but Oxfam says that the next few hours remain crucial for tens of thousands of Indians stuck in the middle of one of...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to help people affected by Pakistan earthquake

More than 9,000 people are being helped by International agency Oxfam through its partners with safe water, following the earthquake. This is being provided through water tankers and repairing the...

Aid agencies call on Barclays to scrap plans to cut Somali financial lifeline (UPDATE)

Update on Barclays' decision to close Somalia money transfer accounts Oxfam reaction to Barclays'...

Oxfam calls for innovative new ideas in toilet challenge

Oxfam calls for innovative new ideas in toilet challenge

Oxfam is challenging designers, manufacturers and inventors to develop new, innovative ideas for toilets that can be used in emergency situations and save lives in disasters across the world. The...

Oxfam response to 70 retailers agreeing on Bangladesh garment factory inspections

In response to 70 retailers agreeing on Bangladesh garment factory inspections Oxfam's Selina Shelley said," Oxfam welcomes the news that 70 retailers have a...

Oxfam Emergency Challenge

Oxfam launches Emergency Challenge

Unique team fundraising event offering firsthand experience of how Oxfam responds to disasters worldwide Recruitment is now open for Oxfam's innovative new fundraising event, Emergency...

Oxfam strengthens its relief operations following floods in India

NEW DELHI, JUNE 27. Buoyed by fresh hopes of a let-up in rains which has been hampering relief work in Uttarakhand, Oxfam strengthened its operations in Uttarakhand by providing food and blankets...

Oxfam response to G8 decision on Syria

Oxfam's humanitarian campaign manager Camilla Jelbart Mosse said:   "Leaders at this G8 Summit have shown some unity by pledging their commitment to finding a political...

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