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Oxfam assessment teams in Samar: many houses damaged and people vulnerable to further risks

Oxfam has deployed rapid assessment teams to visit evacuees in Samar, who fled typhoon Hagupit, to ensure those who have lost their homes don't lose their health as well. Oxfam's Country...

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...

Almost half the G20 countries have failed to deliver in the global fight against Ebola

Nine of the G20 countries have failed to deliver adequate support in the fight against Ebola despite calls for more help and the fact they are the largest economies in the world, Oxfam says today. ...

Typhoon Haiyan - One Year On and 1 million people still living in dangerous conditions as typhoon season hits

One year after Haiyan struck the Philippines nearly 1 million people made homeless are still living in makeshift shelters and are dangerously exposed to future typhoons, said international aid agency...

Mistrust and confusion are allowing Ebola to thrive in West Africa

Mistrust, rumour and myths about the origin and spread of Ebola are allowing the disease to thrive, the aid agency Oxfam is warning.  ...

Oxfam reaction to EU leaders' response to Ebola crisis

At today's EU summit, European leaders collectively pledged to raise their financial contribution to help respond to the Ebola crisis, bringing Europe's total commitment to €1 billion. ...

Bolder EU response needed to help stop Ebola spiralling out of control

Today EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to agree a joint EU response to combat the spread of the Ebola virus. ...

More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns today. ...

More needs to be done to stop the spread of Ebola

Oxfam is warning that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections. The UN is planning to tackle the illness by treating people...

South Sudan: aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015   A group of leading aid agencies...

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