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Oxfam welcomes aid to the pacific as El Nino impacts threaten humanitarian crisis

Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement of a $9 million Australian Government aid package to Pacific Nations threatened by El Niño caused droughts.

The funding is critical to reduce the risk of major humanitarian crises in the coming months as the affects of one of the most powerful El Nino events ever recorded are felt by millions of already vulnerable people throughout the region.

Oxfam assessing damage after South Asia Quake

More than 150 people are believed to have died, mostly in Pakistan, after the powerful 7.7 strong earthquake in Afghanistan overnight. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the quake had struck in a very remote, mountainous area. The agency is well-positioned to respond in both countries, although access in Afghanistan will be a […]

7.7 earthquake rocks Afghanistan

Oxfam is ready to respond to the 7.7-strong earthquake that struck north-eastern Afghanistan just after 8pm this evening, in the remote province of Badakhshan. It struck 82 km south-east of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The full extent of the damage is not yet known. Oxfam has worked in Afghanistan for more than […]

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