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Oxfam responds to devastation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan

Cyclone Amphan has left a trail of devastation throughout north-east India and the Bangladesh coast, with over 80 deaths reported so far, destroying homes, embankments and crops, and compounding the suffering in many communities already hit by coronavirus and the impact of the lockdown.   The low-lying coastal communities in both countries are amongst the worst hit by the […]

‘Crisis on top of crisis’ as India and Bangladesh brace for super Cyclone Amphan – Oxfam

Cyclone Amphan, the strongest ever cyclone recorded over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to hit north-east India and Bangladesh tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 May) threatening millions of people in vulnerable communities already affected by Covid-19 outbreaks and lockdown.      Millions of people are being evacuated in India and 12,000 shelters have been prepared in Bangladesh to […]

Oxfam warns of flood risk to Rohingya refugees as further monsoon rain forecast

Oxfam is warning that thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are in danger after almost a month’s worth of rain fell in just a week. Cox’s Bazar is home to the world’s largest refugee camp where more than 900,000 refugees live in fragile homes built from bamboo and tarpaulin. Elizabeth Hallinan, Oxfam’s advocacy manager in Cox’s Bazar, […]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Over 900,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. Almost a quarter are pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five. Sixty percent are children under 18. Crowded together in makeshift camps with little or no food, shelter and clean drinking water, the risk of waterborne diseases […]

Oxfam tailors its humanitarian response to support Rohingya refugee women

Oxfam is working with supporters, local organisations and refugees to tailor its humanitarian response to more effectively support women and girls. This includes installing solar-powered lights along pathways, distributing portable solar lamps, running women’s groups to discuss issues like safety and early marriage, community work to tackle violence against women, and working with refugees to design new […]