As Cyclone Winston bears down on Tonga, Oxfam New Zealand is preparing a two-pronged response: helping local communities recover from cyclone damage and ensuring the risk of the present Zika virus spreading is minimised.
Tonga rings in 2016 with Cyclone Ula
The extent of damage in Tonga is becoming more clear in the wake of Cyclone Ula.
Cyclone Ula strikes Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond
Oxfam New Zealand is ready to respond to cyclone Ula, which swept through Tonga overnight and is expected to continue its course through the country until this evening.
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Super El Niño hits 4 million across Pacific
At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
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Improving disaster relief in the Pacific
Award sees Oxfam team up with Deloitte New Zealand to improve disaster relief in the Pacific
Tonga coconut partnership flourishes
Tauranga-based Heilala Vanilla has partnered with Oxfam’s partner the Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) to produce Virgin Coconut Oil for the global market. This partnership is strengthening the vitality of Tongan villages and building economic independence for young people.