After a night of howling winds, torrential rain and power outages, Samoa has emerged largely unscathed from Cyclone Amos.
As more than 160 countries come together to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, taking a critical step towards its implementation, Oxfam calls on governments to continue to confront climate change collectively and turn their commitments into action, while strengthening their current pledges and agreeing to higher finance levels.
An opinion piece by Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier published in The Christchurch Press. The real scandal of the massive tax avoidance brought to light by the Panama Papers are people living in poverty, deprived of vital revenue for much needed public services.
We will send our first shipment of aid tomorrow to those people most affected from the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador last Saturday. The first two-ton load of aid to secure basic hygiene and clean water among affected communities will leave from Spain.
Oxfam has deployed an evaluation team to Ecuador to determine its humanitarian response to the 7.8 earthquake that struck on the evening of April 16.
Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage weak buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country was hit by Cyclone Winston.
Bay of Plenty hosts 11th annual Oxfam Trailwalker.
Oxfam water and hygiene expert Carlos Calderon has landed in Fiji, where Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts following the complete destruction left by Cyclone Winston.
Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji's Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised. Clean water for drinking and hand washing is essential for the prevention of waterborne diseases after a disaster.