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Huge challenges lie ahead for typhoon-affected communities in the Philippines

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

Travelling to New Bataan, in Compostela Valley, on the Philippines island of Mindanao, is a depressing experience. It’s one of the areas most devastated by Typhoon Bopha. The drive takes us through dramatic scenery. Destroyed houses, downed power lines, and kilometres ...

Livelihoods and recovery—the missing piece in Merapi

Friday, November 12th, 2010 Posted in Dow Punpiputt | No Comments »

7 November 2010 Palm trees standing tall with their leaves drooping down like closed umbrellas. Plantations, trees and bushes squashed to the ground with the weight of acid rain combined with ash, rocks and dirt. Roads interrupted ...

Oxfam relief reaches hardest-hit districts in flood-ravaged Ha Tinh

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in Vietnam/Việt Nam | No Comments »

Ha Noi, 29 October 2010 -- International aid agency Oxfam today starts its initial assistance in two worst-affected districts in Ha Tinh province, central Vietnam where torrential rain has brought two consecutive severe floods to one of the poorest and ...

Oxfam GB in Indonesia’s Country Director talks about the emergency response in Padang, West Sumatra

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Non-food items reached families displaced by Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy in Bulacan, Philippines

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Posted in Glenn Maboloc, Philippines | No Comments »

Source: Oxfam in Philippines blog October 4, 2009 Oxfam hit the road last Sunday to deliver non-food items to families displaced by Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy in Brgy. Tabing Ilog, in Marilao, and Brgy. Panaklayan, in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, in the ...

Oxfam delivering clean water to earthquake survivors in Padang but more assistance needed

Monday, October 5th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Photo by Kate Thwaites/Oxfam Press Release. 4 October 2009 International aid agency Oxfam today began tanking clean water into Padang, as part of the relief effort for the many people affected by last Wednesday’s 7.6 magnitude earthquake. Oxfam’s Indonesia Emergency Response Manager David ...

Scences of Sandan District, Kampong Thom, Cambodia–Typhoon Ketsana aftermath

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Regional Humanitarian Co-ordinator speaks about Oxfam’s emergency response to Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

Arif Jabbar Khan, Regional Humanitarian Co-ordinator, speaks about what are needed on the ground. Oxfam's initial plans are to provide support to 10,000 of the worst affected families, though this number may rise as the situation becomes clearer.