Deadly floods and landslides in South Asia have already killed 300 people and forced over 12 million more from their homes, as the disaster continues to escalate. During the past few days, India, Nepal and Bangladesh have experienced some of the largest floods in years, threatening millions more people. Oxfam staff in the three countries say […]
Oxfam, and international and local partners, are planning to help people in Mozambique hit by a second devastating cyclone in less than six weeks. Oxfam is part of the COSACA consortium, with Save the Children and Care, now assessing people’s needs and preparing to distribute mosquito nets, food and hygiene kits. Cyclone Kenneth brought torrential […]
Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates […]
Oxfam and partner staff in the Philippines are preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it barrels towards the north of the country. Known locally as Ompong, the super typhoon is predicted to make landfall in north of the main island of Luzon on Saturday morning and is packing devastating winds gusts up to […]
An average of 21.8 million people were forced from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016 by extreme weather disasters around the world – almost the population of Australia, according to Oxfam. In the report “Uprooted by Climate Change,” published today, Oxfam illustrates the ruthless injustice of climate change. People in low and lower-middle […]
The UN is reporting that at least 900 people have been killed by ongoing monsoonal flooding and landslides in India, Bangladesh and Nepal and its estimated 41 million people have been affected across a huge area. While some level of flooding occurs annually in the monsoon season, Oxfam staff in Bangladesh reported that two-thirds of […]
Responding to reports that more than 200 people are dead and a similar number missing a result of the mudslides in Colombia on the weekend, Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Support Unit Manger Meg Quartermaine said: “Flooding and mudslides in the town of Mocca, the result of heavy rains in Colombia’s Putumayo region, have killed more than […]
The tragic deaths of 18 children from extreme diarrhoea in the Solomon Islands are a stark reminder that while floodwaters have subsided, the impact of the disaster remains life threatening and the need for a rapid, coordinated response essential.