An Oxfam international rapid response assessment team have just landed on the Indonesian island of Nias.
Oxfam's rapid response emergency assessment team have begun their assessment of the earthquake damage in Nias.
Following Oxfam's initial assessment emergency materials will be flown to the worst affected area of Nias from our Indonesian warehouses, it is hoped these will be flown to Nias by today (Wednesday).
Oxfam International team is now on its way to Nias - an Indonesian island close to the epicentre of this morning’s earthquake off the coast of the island of Sumatra. Reports indicate hundreds of dead, extensive structural damage to homes and infrastructure including the airport.
Up to four times as many females as males may have been killed in the tsunami according to new research released this weekend by aid agency Oxfam International.
New York: International agency Oxfam today challenged world leaders to seize the chance to save millions of lives by acting on Kofi Annan's blueprint for a safer, fairer world. Governments must now make long overdue commitments to protect civilians in conflict, the agency said, as well as deliver urgently needed aid, debt relief and trade reforms.
International agency Oxfam welcomed the tough stand taken by a united G20 in demanding elimination of export subsidies within five years at a Ministerial Meeting on March 18-19, 2005, in New Delhi.
Delegates attending Asian Development Bank meeting must guarantee vital funding for long-term tsunami recovery and rehabilitation programmes in Asia, said international aid agency Oxfam.
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The unprecedented humanitarian response to the tsunami has been one of the most effective and successful responses to an emergency in recent times, said Oxfam international today, two months after the tsunami hit.