EMERGENCIES

Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

2 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year.

Australia’s aid to rebuild Nepal falls short

26 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s pledge to the recovery of earthquake-rocked Nepal at a Kathmandu donor conference yesterday has been dwarfed by more generous members of the international community, Oxfam said today.

Nepal must be rebuilt stronger, Oxfam  

25 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government and the international community must support the Nepalese Government to grasp a golden opportunity to rebuild the country to be more resilient to future disasters, Oxfam said ahead of a donors’ conference in Kathmandu today.

International humanitarian agencies: Permanent Yemen ceasefire needed now to safeguard millions

12 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14th in Geneva.

Time running out to get aid to Nepalis before Monsoon

11 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Time is running out for aid workers to get vital assistance and pre-positioned supplies to people affected by the Nepal earthquakes, with the monsoon season about to start and tens of thousands of people still living outdoors in makeshift shelters.

Oxfam reaching Nepal’s most isolated in race against monsoon

25 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

One month on since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Oxfam is working with mountain guides and porters to deliver life-saving aid to the most remote communities before the fast approaching monsoon hits the country.

Nepal Survivors to be hit again with Monsoon

22 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The rapidly approaching monsoon season in Nepal threatens to bring another round of disasters for survivors of the recent earthquake who are still spending each night sleeping in the open, Oxfam said.

Thousands in desperate need of shelter and food after second Nepal Earthquake as rainy season approaches

15 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Thousands of traumatised people affected by the second major earthquake to strike Nepal are in desperate need of shelter before the monsoon hits, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said with the rainy season starting soon and tens of thousands of people still living outdoors in makeshift shelters, there was a […]

Nepal’s second quake a double disaster

13 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Survivors of the second major earthquake to hit Nepal in less than three weeks have been left reeling after already damaged buildings collapsed around them, with reports of ongoing aftershocks and more than 40 further casualties increasing the troubled country’s heartache.

Second major earthquake rocks Nepal

12 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is monitoring the situation in Nepal after reports a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the small country, just weeks after a 7.9 magnitute quake killed more than 7,900 people, and reduced parts of its capital and remote villages in the Himalayas to rubble.