Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Government of $10 million in life-saving support for Mosul’s civilians, as fighting in the city intensifies. The humanitarian organisation further urges the Australian Government to do what it can to advocate for the protection for civilians fleeing fighting, as Iraqi troops and Kurdish forces, supported by the Coalition, […]
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Hundreds of thousands of civilians risk being caught in crossfire as the offensive to retake Mosul and surrounding areas from ISIS intensifies, Oxfam said today. Families face a terrible choice between staying in ISIS controlled areas where many have reportedly suffered extreme violence and food shortages, or risking explosive devices and bullets to escape the […]
Food, shelter and clean water are needed urgently by people in southern Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. Oxfam fears that the current death toll of at least 800 will increase further. The international community must act immediately to mitigate the loss of entire harvests and to counter any possible spikes […]
As the scale of devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean becomes apparent today, Oxfam staff in Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic are preparing to do needs assessments and to respond if requested. Oxfam’s spokesman in the Haitian capital Port au Prince, Jean Claude Fignole, reported heavy rain, very strong winds and flooding. […]
Mexico’s coastal towns may have been spared the worst when super storm Hurricane Patricia reduced rapidly in intensity on making landfall, but as the storm continues to make its way across the country, the threat of flooding and landslides remains, Oxfam said.
The world is waiting to hear news of the destruction caused by Hurricane Patricia, with communication links down after the category five super storm pummelled Mexico’s south west coast today.
One of the strongest storms ever recorded, Hurricane Patricia, is about to hit the west coast of Mexico’s, south west coast packing wind gusts of more than 320km.
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.