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Four weeks on living with flood in Rizal, Philippines, spirit still high

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Posted in Laura Eldon, Philippines | No Comments »

22 October 2009 When Typhoon Ketsana hit the northern Philippines on 26 September it unleashed more rain in six hours than would normally fall in an entire month. In the same week that communities in Sumatra were left reeling from the ...

Hitting the ground running

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 Posted in Laura Eldon | No Comments »

One of the things that has really struck me since I’ve been out in Padang is the importance of Oxfam’s work with local Indonesian organisations. When the earthquake struck here on 30 September, we were able to start distributions of ...

Blog: Cleaning hands, Saving lives

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 Posted in Laura Eldon | 1 Comment »

Global Handwashing Day 2009Global Handwashing Day - West Sumatra 15 October 2009 Arriving at STN 2 School in Sungai Limau yesterday there was a hum of excitement as children chatted to each other, waiting for the special activities planned to mark ...

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget that day”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 Posted in Laura Eldon | No Comments »

As we travel north of Padang city, and closer to the epicentre of the earthquake, the destruction becomes more and more visible. Several of the roads we take have large cracks down the middle, requiring some careful navigation by our ...

Padang, Sumatra: Arriving in the quake zone

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 Posted in Laura Eldon | No Comments »

News Blog October 8th, 2009 at 1:27 pm  Oxfam’s Laura Eldon sets the scene in Padang The departures lounge in Jakarta was a hive of activity this morning as I waited for my connecting flight to Padang. Half the room seemed to be filled ...