Analysing farmers' needs in Samoa.
Sign up for Oxfam email updates
A military offensive in northern Mali would have serious humanitarian consequences warns a coalition of NGOs.
Oxfam warns of risk of war on top of the daily violence and abuse people already face.
Cyclone Evan lashed into Samoa last week, leaving behind damage to crops, water supplies and property.
Updated January 29
Andy Thomson, Oxfam's Water and Sanitation Advisor, has been in Samoa throughout the cyclone. He is part of a team of assessors, including the Samoan National Disaster Management Office, surveying the damage and determining people's most urgent needs.
The storm is leaving widespread destruction in its wake.
Upper Moutere has once again been revealed as the country’s most generous town in Oxfam Unwrapped's Generosity List.
Oxfam and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines, the Humanitarian Response Consortium, or HRC, have begun an emergency response targeting communities hardest-hit by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) on the southern island of Mindanao.
Throughout 2012 over 18 million people in West Africa were affected by a severe food crisis caused by drought, a failure of several crops and sharp rises in food prices.