Emergency

Standing Together We Are Strong

The community shows support and solidarity at Masjid e Umar in Auckland. Photo/Oxfam NZ The New Zealand we believe in is one where the hopes of refugees and migrants arriving in any New Zealand community are realised with welcome and safety. It’s one where our Muslim whānau who have long been part of Aotearoa New […]

COP24 – Governments face life and death decisions, says Oxfam

Photo: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam A global humanitarian catastrophe can still be averted if governments make climate action a priority, said Oxfam today ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland from 2 – 14thDecember. Oxfam and its partners are already delivering humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people caught up in […]

Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

Scenes of destruction in Peotbo, Indonesia, a village of some 1700 homes that was swallowed whole by the liquefaction of the soil, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Sulawesi on September 28. Photo: Andri Tambunan/Oxfam The emergency system for distributing clean water in Palu is under strain to meet demand as thousands of people […]

Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates that 4.3 […]

Oxfam monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on Philippines

Oxfam and partner staff in the Philippines are preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it barrels towards the north of the country. Known locally as Ompong, the super typhoon is predicted to make landfall in north of the main island of Luzon on Saturday morning and is packing devastating winds gusts up to […]