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January 17, 2010
The earthquake that struck the impoverished nation of Haiti is the most powerful to hit the Caribbean country in 200 years. It is a devastating blow for Haitians who were already struggling to survive. Immediately after the quake, Oxfam launched an unprecedented emergency response and is on the ground now, providing assistance where it is needed most.
November 25, 2009
After experiencing the devastation caused by Cyclone Ivy in 2004, Oxfam saw a real need to help improve the construction quality of the Rural Training Centre buildings.
October 19, 2009
Flooding is not new for Thach You, a 25-year-old mother of five. Thach’s house standing on stilts is flooded for a week almost every year. But this year, floodwaters have reached higher and have lasted for three months. Around her house and beyond, a vast body of water is covering over 80 percent of the rice fields vital to the local livelihoods in her village.
October 12, 2009
Photos by Soleak Seung
August 31, 2009
Award winning photographer Jane Ussher visited Samoa to document Oxfam's emergency response work and the progress six months on. Jane also visited Samoa in the immediate aftermath to document scenes from the devastation. Jane has a long history of documenting Oxfam's programmes in Samoa and has kindly donated her skills to support our work.
July 26, 2009
The New Zealand city of Christchurch has made a massive commitment to Oxfam’s Water for Survival work by aiming to raise $60,000 for the Bougainville programme. This is a significant target and will make an invaluable difference in the provision of access to safe water for 15 rural villages in Bougainville.
June 13, 2009
Oxfam’s partner in Indonesia, APIK NTB, provides legal help to women and children, victims of human trafficking and women who suffer from domestic violence or discrimination.
May 15, 2009
Oxfam’s Jonaid Jilani reports on the hardships of daily life for those who have fled the conflict.
February 2, 2009
If you've bought friends or family an Unwrapped gift of safe water, a toilet or a tap stand, then your gift may well have found a home in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.
February 2, 2009
Oxfam's Michael Bailey returns to Gaza after the ceasefire and talks to the real casualities of the Gaza crisis - innocent men, women and children.