Oxfam's Amy Christian meets, Lisa and her newborn son Jeremiah in Etas. Lisa was heavily pregnant when the storm started and had to shelter in the local church. Her home and food garden was destroyed. The day after the storm she went into labour and now she is still living in the church with a seven day old baby.
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Satellite photos are providing an increasingly important role in humanitarian emergencies, revealing the level of destruction and allowing a very visual before and after comparison. Two new galleries of such images have just been published in the news media, from two different emergencies, the Syria conflict crisis and the Cyclone Pam devastation.
Just days after the President of Vanuatu almost broke down as he spoke of the devastation that Tropical Cyclone Pam had inflicted upon his nation, the mood is bittersweet at the closing of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Sendai, Japan. The fight for strong and accountable action to reduce disaster risk is now more important than ever.
Enormous numbers have had to flee violence in Syria. Most are disappointed with the ineffectiveness of the international community. A new report by Oxfam and 20 aid and human rights organisations shows there is good reason for this disillusionment.
Toilet cubicles in refugee camps could soon have lighting provided by "urine-tricity" thanks to research by Oxfam and a UK university. A more reliable source of lighting should lead to increased safety for women in the camps.
Stephen Seckor: Ebola survivor and carer of thirteen children
By Winnie Byanyima This year, global leadership will be tested like never before.
Six months since the conflict began, parts of Gaza are still strewn with the rubble of destroyed homes.
Five years after the earthquake, a Haitian community leader explains why disaster preparedness requires a grassroots approach.