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March 5, 2014
Falesina and his wife Kalameli no longer have to drink water contaminated with bacteria. Oxfam's Cyclone Evan response has given them the gift of clean water to improve their health and livelihood.
March 5, 2014
For the first time in his life, Siitageo no longer has to fret about collecting water
March 5, 2014
Safe water and solid homes: rebuilding after Cyclone Ian and preparing for future shocks
February 28, 2014
With support from New Zealand Aid Programme, Oxfam is working to improve vocational training infrastructure in Vanuatu, a country where an estimated 70 per cent of young people end their formal education at primary school.
January 7, 2014
Clean water is transforming the village of Kopas in Papua New Guinea
December 24, 2013
Oxfam Great Britain’s Jane Beesley reports on a very different Christmas among the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. This Christmas many people in the Philippines will be spending it without their loved ones, without roofs, without their homes, without jobs, but they are not without hope.
December 3, 2013
Oxfam's Jane Beesley met Romeo Rosello (61) at a distribution for hygiene and water kits at Mancilang Baranguy, Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Cebu.  As a senior citizen he was fast tracked through the distribution with other senior citizens, women who were pregnant, and those with disabilities. Over 600 families received hygiene and water kits that day. Romeo and his wife Lourdes were revisited on 27 November when they provided feedback on how useful they found the kits.
November 20, 2013
Golda Hilario is an Oxfam Policy and Research Programme Officer in the Philippines. After Typhoon Haiyan struck, she was part of one of three Rapid Assessment Teams deployed to Tacloban, Leyte to assess what help people need, and plan how Oxfam should respond. 
November 20, 2013
“Typhoon Yolanda destroyed my two pump boats. Can you give me one so I can start earning my livelihood?”
November 18, 2013
When Oxfam distributed emergency aid in the village of Paypay in the northern tip of Cebu on November 15 and 16, photographer Jane Beesley met some of the recipients. Hygiene and water purification kits were given to over 800 families on November 15 and 16 in the coastal region of Daanbantayan which was badly affected by the typhoon.