Award sees Oxfam team up with Deloitte New Zealand to improve disaster relief in the Pacific
As Typhoon Hagupit slowly pushes its way across the Philippines, Oxfam is working to ensure clean water and sanitation for affected communities and the hundreds of thousands of people seeking refuge in evacuation centres.
Typhoon Hagupit has struck the Philippines, making landfall in Eastern Samar, pummelling the coastal communities with 210km/h winds. Oxfam is ready to dispatch rapid assessment teams to survey the damage left in its path, and assess and respond to the greatest needs.
Oxfam is prepared for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon – the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan – which wrought destruction on the country a year ago.
Oxfam is working to prevent further infections and support medical facilities.
Lima, Peru - All countries must use the COP 20 Summit in Lima to resolve the impasse over “climate finance,” and make success possible at the critical Paris talks in December 2015, says international aid agency Oxfam. In a new report, “Breaking the Standoff”, Oxfam details how current pledges are out of step with the magnitude of need in developing countries and calls on world leaders to outline a robust new strategy to boost climate finance. Developed countries promised to mobilise US$100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020, but headway in mobilising that funding has been slow.
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Upper Moutere has defended its title for the fourth year in a row as New Zealand’s most generous town according to the 2014 Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List.