Oxfam rapid assessment teams have been deployed to survey the immediate needs of evacuees forced to flee tropical storm Hagupit, and ensure those who lost their homes don’t lose their health as well.
As Typhoon Hagupit slowly pushes its way across the Philippines, Oxfam is working to ensure clean water and sanitation for affected communities and the hundreds of thousands of people seeking refuge in evacuation centres.
Mistrust, rumour and myths about the origin and spread of Ebola are allowing the disease to thrive.
Millions of people across South Asia have been affected by the massive floods of August and September 2014.
The safety situation in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. South Sudan needs an urgent ceasefire and the international community needs to provide urgent aid to saves lives.
Initial reports are that 16 people have died, thousands of people have been evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed in flash flooding in the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara, where there has been extremely heavy rain over several days.