Thousands of traumatised people affected by the second major earthquake to strike Nepal are in desperate need of shelter before the monsoon hits, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said with the rainy season starting soon and tens of thousands of people still living outdoors in makeshift shelters, there was a […]
Survivors of the second major earthquake to hit Nepal in less than three weeks have been left reeling after already damaged buildings collapsed around them, with reports of ongoing aftershocks and more than 40 further casualties increasing the troubled country’s heartache.
Oxfam is monitoring the situation in Nepal after reports a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the small country, just weeks after a 7.9 magnitute quake killed more than 7,900 people, and reduced parts of its capital and remote villages in the Himalayas to rubble.
Tropical Cyclone Noul is tracking to make landfall in the Philippines in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The looming cuts to aid in next week’s Federal Budget pose a risk to the ability of aid agencies to prepare for and respond to disasters, Oxfam warned today.
Survivors of Nepal’s massive earthquake are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June. Tens of thousands of people have seen their homes flattened or damaged to such an extent that it is not safe for them to return. Oxfam has been working to […]
Oxfam continues to ramp up its relief effort in Nepal, aiming to reach 430,000 people with emergency water, sanitation and shelter. Oxfam has been delivering aid for more than a week, building pit toilets, providing shelter and clean water and handing out hygiene kits to families in the wake of the Nepal Earthquake. So far, […]
Oxfam is trucking in aid to remote villages in the Gorkha district of Nepal, where agency staff there say at least 80 per cent of houses are destroyed and nearly every person is sleeping outside with virtually no toilets. The trucks are carrying tarpaulins, foam sheets, water containers, chlorine tablets and solar lamps, water filters […]
Oxfam’s humanitarian team have reached the Nepal earthquake epicentre Gorkha and are working to meet the needs of earthquake survivors desperate for food, water and shelter.
A bottleneck of people and supplies at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport combined with nationwide fuel shortages, blocked roads and difficult terrain is hampering the efforts of aid agencies and emergency services to reach earthquake survivors, Oxfam warned today. Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said there were huge challenges in getting help to the tens of thousands […]