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Snapshot of Oxfam’s Typhoon Haiyan Response

 

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Oxfam sounds the alarm for safer evacuation centers as Glenda hits the country

Tacloban City, Leyte – Thousands of Yolanda survivors still living in tents in the coastal district of San Jose have already been evacuated to the city’s sports dome Tuesday morning. The night before, strong winds have toppled some of the

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Eastern Samar celebrates “World Water Day”

Mercedes, Eastern Samar (March 24, 2014)— “Water is life. Every life depends on water” writes Chris Anthony Gajelan, a 10-year old pupil from Mercedes. He believes that the problem on access to water is also a burden of the future.

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Talkback Thursday: A race against time

Text and Photos by Jane Beesley When Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as ‘Yolanda’, struck the central Philippines on 8 November 2013 more than 6,000 people died. The impact of the typhoon and the tsunami like storm surge left a further

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Storms wreak havoc in typhoon-hit Philippines

Disaster on top of catastrophic disaster for millions displaced by Typhoon Yolanda, Oxfam warns   Thousands of people have been evacuated from collapsed tents and fragile makeshift shelters or are living in flooded shelters in disaster hit areas of the

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Three Haiyan response teams collab for the “Peepoo bags trial”

by Jane Beesley  Barangay 42A in Tacloban City is highly congested.  The typhoon left families with badly damaged homes, lost livelihoods and a huge amount of debris.  Before Typhoon Yolanda, many families didn’t have access to toilets resorting to ‘flying

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Recovering the ‘tree of life’

By Jane Beesley

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Christmas and a mango tree

Written by Cherian Mathews, Regional Director of Oxfam Great Britain in Asia. There was a heavy downpour in Tacloban when Oxfam just started its hygiene kit distribution. There were around 500 people who had had been identified and given prior

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