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Stories & updates
Acts of kindness and bravery offer hope in a country where conflict has helped to trigger a severe food crisis.
People, under the direst of circumstances, can and do pull together.
Early evacuation helped save lives as the storm advanced.
Oxfam readies emergency supplies and teams are set to determine the scale of damage.
As Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines with winds of about 133 miles per hour, Oxfam is preparing emergency supplies and keeping assessment teams on standby across the country.
Prevention efforts are easing fears, but the country is still dangerously unprepared for the arrival of this deadly disease.