Oxfam works with local organizations and governments to save lives in emergencies and reduce future disaster risks. A key focus: help local partners strengthen their skills as first responders and as advocates for a more secure future. You can help.
Saving lives 24/7
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 colleague Márel Malaret has been following community leaders as they assess the needs of residents in the storm-ravaged Playita neighborhood of San Juan. Here’s her report on the conditions in Playita and the question on everybody’s mind.
In Puerto Rico, a shortage of tarps and electricity means the misery continues for storm-weary people
Almost four weeks after Hurricane Maria caused widespread destruction on the island, emergency conditions have yet to ease for many people. And mold, coupled with the rainy season, is beginning to cause a new set of dangers.
Hurricane Maria destroyed their homes and cut off their electricity – as the crisis wears on, elderly people in Puerto Rico face increasing risks and dangers.
More than 335,000 people continue to go hungry in the Lake Region of Chad –where only ten doctors are currently working and humanitarian funding is desperately needed.
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