More than 150 people are believed to have died, mostly in Pakistan, after the powerful 7.7 strong earthquake in Afghanistan overnight. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the quake had struck in a very remote, mountainous area. The agency is well-positioned to respond in both countries, although access in Afghanistan will be a […]
Oxfam is ready to respond to the 7.7-strong earthquake that struck north-eastern Afghanistan just after 8pm this evening, in the remote province of Badakhshan. It struck 82 km south-east of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The full extent of the damage is not yet known. Oxfam has worked in Afghanistan for more than […]
Relief for the 8 million people affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake six months ago is being disrupted by delays in reinstating the Nepal Government’s National Reconstruction Agency, Oxfam said.
Mexico’s coastal towns may have been spared the worst when super storm Hurricane Patricia reduced rapidly in intensity on making landfall, but as the storm continues to make its way across the country, the threat of flooding and landslides remains, Oxfam said.
The world is waiting to hear news of the destruction caused by Hurricane Patricia, with communication links down after the category five super storm pummelled Mexico’s south west coast today.
One of the strongest storms ever recorded, Hurricane Patricia, is about to hit the west coast of Mexico’s, south west coast packing wind gusts of more than 320km.
The threat of flooding and landslides remains high as Typhoon Koppu moves across the northern Philippines.
Typhoon Koppu has struck the Philippines, making landfall in the north eastern province of Aurora, pummelling the coastal community of more than 200,000 people with wind gusts of 195km/h.
Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s u-turn on compassion for refugees with its announcement of a one-off intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees and an additional $44 million in humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis, but said it was disappointed that the government hadn’t gone further.
As the global refugee crisis continues to deepen, three leading aid agencies have joined forces to call on the Australian Government to extend its compassion for Syrian refugees to others, to ensure good intentions for one region don’t prolong suffering in other areas.