EMERGENCIES

Cutting remittance lifeline will deepen Somali crisis, Oxfam

19 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The impending closure of the last bank accounts used to transfer money from Australia to thousands of vulnerable families in Somalia is part of a global trend that could push millions of people deeper into poverty, a new report released by Oxfam says.

Call for post-Ebola recovery plan to prevent double disaster

27 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government and the international community to develop a multi-million dollar post-Ebola recovery plan to put the West Africa countries hit by the crisis back on their feet.

Cuts to foreign aid could jeopardise disaster preparedness gains since Boxing Day tsunami, Oxfam

22 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Disaster risk reduction work carried out since the Boxing Day Tsunami would save thousands of lives if the waves hit again today, but the Australian Government’s cuts to foreign aid pose a risk to future work on disaster preparation in our region.

Oxfam assesses immediate needs of Hagupit evacuees in Samar

9 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam rapid assessment teams have been deployed to survey the immediate needs of evacuees forced to flee tropical storm Hagupit, to ensure those who have lost their homes don’t lose their health as well. Teams have been assessing the damage in Eastern Samar and found many houses damaged and people vulnerable to further risks. Working […]

Philippines assesses damage wrought by Typhoon Hagupit

8 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

As Typhoon Hagupit slowly pushes its way across the Philippines, international aid agency Oxfam is working to ensure clean water and sanitation for affected communities and the hundreds of thousands of people seeking refuge in evacuation centres.

Oxfam aid workers in the Philippines on high alert, ready to respond to typhoon Hagupit

6 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Despite the slight downgrading of Typhoon Hagupit Oxfam emergency responders remain on high alert, with the storm still recording windspeeds of up to 231km/m and posing a significant threat to millions of people in the Philippines.

Oxfam ready to respond as Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines

5 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is prepared for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon – the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan – which wrought destruction on the country a year ago.

Oxfam monitoring Typhoon Hagupit threat in Philippines

4 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is closely watching Typhoon Hagupit and has contingency stocks and staff on standby, as the Philippines prepares for the storm to make landfall this weekend.

Oxfam welcomes deployment of Australian health workers to Sierra Leone Ebola response

28 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke today welcomed news of the imminent deployment of Australian health workers by medical company Aspen Medical to Sierra Leone to assist with the treatment of Ebola patients.

Oxfam reaction to UN assessment that deadline to bring the Ebola outbreak under control by December 1st will not be met

26 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam today said the international response to Ebola must continue at full speed after the UN announced that the December 1 deadline to bring the outbreak of the deadly disease under control will not be met.