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Some disasters can’t be prevented—or imagined in advance. But as soon as they strike, Oxfam needs to be ready to respond. Lives depend on it.
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Stories & updates
Our emergency response aims to reach 10,000 people directly.
A ferry of relief supplies is due to arrive soon on Tanna, where 30,000 people live.
In the wake of Cyclone Pam, concern remains high for people on hard-to-reach islands.
In Darfur, Sudan, we celebrated a bittersweet International Women’s Day.
Cyclone Pam has left widespread destruction across the capital of Vanuatu, and concern is running deep about the fate of communities on the hard-to-reach outer islands of this South Pacific nation.
Stories of devastation emerge from Oxfam staffers.