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World Food Day: Typhoon Ketsana destroys Cambodia’s rice harvest

Monday, October 19th, 2009 Posted in Dow Punpiputt | No Comments »

This entry was posted on Oxfam's News Blog on October 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am Typhoon Ketsana made this year’s annual flood in Cambodia so much more intense that hectares of rice have been destroyed. Oxfam’s Dow Punpiputt reports. This is my first ...

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 »

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 ...

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 ...

54% increase in number of people affected by climate disasters by 2015 could overwhelm emergency responses

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Urgent reforms needed to outdated and unfair humanitarian system In six years time the number of people affected by climatic crises is projected to rise by 54 per cent to 375 million people, threatening to overwhelm the humanitarian aid system, said ...

Flooding compounds humanitarian situation in Mindanao

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

Photo: Jason Gutierrez/IRIN  IDPs wade through a flooded evacuation centre on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao