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Stories & updates
Lack of water a serious concern for people affected by earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
Oxfam intends to scale up effort to assist half a million people.
A powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami, killing at least 384 people.
People in the central forest of Junin province struggle to get health care for serious diseases, and the barriers are particularly steep for indigenous Asháninka women.
Oxfam and local partners in the Philippines witness Super Typhoon Mangkhut’s destructive force–disaster preparedness committees activated
Oxfam and local partners in the Philippines have witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon and disaster preparedness committees have been activated.
Oxfam and its local partners are ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council estimates that 4.3 million people live in the projected path of this destructive storm.