How the community responded to Hurricane Katrina, with help from Oxfam in the agency’s first US disaster response. By Kenny Rae, Oxfam’s Senior Advisor, Public Health Engineering Over the years I’ve seen, and worked in the aftermath of, many natural and man-made disasters: Afghanistan following the collapse of the Taliban; the impact of the tsunami […]
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