Cyclone Winston 2016

On February 20, 2016 a ferocious Category 5 storm caused devastation across Fiji, destroying entire villages, flooding low-lying areas, and wiping out crops. Earlier it had impacted Tonga.

Oxfam is on the ground now and using our expertise. Thanks to the incredible support of people like you, we have been able to reach almost 9000 people with emergency drinking water and hygiene kits following Winston.

Your donation will be used to help those suffering the impacts of Cyclone Winston in Fiji and Tonga and will go directly to supporting whatever the greatest needs may be.

Latest news

Cyclone Zena threatens Fiji

April 6, 2016

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.

Oxfam water & hygiene expert reports back from cyclone hit Fiji

February 24, 2016

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.

Water high priority in Winston response

February 23, 2016

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.

Latest blogs

We are stronger than Winston

September 12, 2016

Cyclone Winston was the first ever Category 5 cyclone to hit Fiji. Despite a tiny presence on the island, Oxfam was able to scale up and respond, as Lara McKinley reports  In the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, Oxfam’s Fiji Country Director Dolores Devesi visited Nasiriti, a village nestled in the highlands.

Weathering the storm in Fiji

March 4, 2016

Nadogoloa village is like many in Fiji, there is a stream on one side and beach on the other. For the 117 residents, it was an idyllic place to live. Then Cyclone Winston came.