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Stories & updates
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.
Recent cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have claimed at least 90 lives since the start of August. Oxfam is now concerned that conflict, which has plagued the eastern part of the DRC for decades, could undermine efforts to contain the latest outbreak.
August was the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen with more than 300 children among the casualties.
One year ago, Ayesha Khatun lost her husband and son and was forced to flee her home for her and her daughters’ safety. Now living in a refugee camp, she and other single mothers there worry about the lack of protections for women and girls.