EMERGENCIES

Funding to assist Solomon Islands on road to recovery

12 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Supporting the immediate emergency response and restoring the sustainability of affected communities will be central to the assistance delivered to the Solomon Islands as part of the Australian government’s $3 million funding package, Oxfam Australia said today.

Water of major concern as recovery efforts underway in Solomon Islands

9 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

With recovery efforts in Honiara and its surrounds underway following devastating flooding, there is growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

One fifth of Honiara’s population in evacuation centres

6 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Tens of thousands of people in and around Honiara have been left homeless by the recent flash flooding and heavy rains in the Solomon Islands.

Oxfam assists following flash flooding in Solomon Islands

3 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

People are being urgently evacuated and homes have been destroyed following flash flooding in the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara, where there has been extremely heavy rain over several days.

Helping Vanuatu respond to Cyclone Lusi

17 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is urgently working to provide assistance in Vanuatu after Cyclone Lusi swept through the region last week killing 10 people and impacting an estimated 20,000 more.

Three years on and the crisis continues to escalate in Syria

14 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate and moves into its fourth year, Australia is being urged now more than ever to deliver desperately needed assistance.

Australia’s $4 million contribution to Central African Republic to make a critical difference

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of $4 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

Mass evacuation as Mount Kelud erupts

14 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

A mass evacuation has been ordered following the eruption of Mount Kelud on the main island of Java, Indonesia. Oxfam is currently working closely with partners on the ground to assess the situation and is preparing for the distribution of thousands of face-masks to protect people from harmful smoke and ash.

Traders flee as widespread violence pushes Central African Republic into major food crisis

12 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Violence in Central African Republic has raised grave new fears of a market collapse which would exacerbate the current food crisis, international aid organisations warned today.

Typhoon Haiyan three months on

7 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Thanks to the generosity of the Australian public, Oxfam has helped almost 550,000 people hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan but, three months on from the devastating storm, there is still much more to be done.