EMERGENCIES

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.

Tropical Cyclone Noul expected to hit Philippines on Sunday morning

8 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Tropical Cyclone Noul is tracking to make landfall in the Philippines in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Aid cuts will damage disaster responses

8 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The looming cuts to aid in next week’s Federal Budget pose a risk to the ability of aid agencies to prepare for and respond to disasters, Oxfam warned today.

Race to reach Nepal earthquake survivors before monsoon rains

7 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Survivors of Nepal’s massive earthquake are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June. Tens of thousands of people have seen their homes flattened or damaged to such an extent that it is not safe for them to return. Oxfam has been working to […]

Oxfam expands relief effort in Nepal

5 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam continues to ramp up its relief effort in Nepal, aiming to reach 430,000 people with emergency water, sanitation and shelter. Oxfam has been delivering aid for more than a week, building pit toilets, providing shelter and clean water and handing out hygiene kits to families in the wake of the Nepal Earthquake. So far, […]

‘Widespread destruction’ in Gorkha as Oxfam trucks in aid by land from India

1 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is trucking in aid to remote villages in the Gorkha district of Nepal, where agency staff there say at least 80 per cent of houses are destroyed and nearly every person is sleeping outside with virtually no toilets. The trucks are carrying tarpaulins, foam sheets, water containers, chlorine tablets and solar lamps, water filters […]