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Urgent need for clean water in tsunami-hit Sulawesi

Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. Water remains a critical issue, with most supply infrastructure, such as pipes, damaged in the earthquake. Some drinking water is being trucked in to the devastated communities, but it is […]

Oxfam and partners scale up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced yesterday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. At least 1,200 people have been killed and hundreds of houses and buildings have […]

Oxfam makes plans to reach 100,000 people with aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam’s local partners in Sulawesi are planning to reach 100,000 people with essential aid, but access and communications remains challenging, after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit towns on the Indonesian island on Friday night. The international agency stands ready to deploy additional staff and resources to the area to […]

Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island of Sulawesi late Friday night Australian time. The huge and shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal town of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, with […]

Oxfam prepared to respond to massive Indonesia earthquake and tsunami as death toll passes 380

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam is prepared to respond to the massive earthquake and large tsunami that hit coastal towns in Indonesia’s central island Sulawesi, leaving at least 380 people dead and collapsing hundreds of houses and buildings, according to government and media reports. The huge 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal town of […]

Pharmaceutical companies avoiding an estimated $215 million a year in taxes in Australia: Oxfam report

Unfair tax avoidance by pharmaceutical companies behind some of Australia’s most trusted brands – including Band Aid, Centrum and ChapStick – is depriving Australia’s coffers of an estimated $215 million a year – and developing countries of more than $146 million – in urgently needed funds to help tackle poverty, according to new Oxfam research. […]

Oxfam and local partners prepared to respond as Mangkhut makes landfall

Oxfam and its local partner organisation in the Philippines, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) witnessed the destructive force of Super Typhoon Mangkhut today, known locally as Ompong, which made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 1.40am local time. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bringing with it high winds and nonstop torrential rains as it heads towards Luzon […]

Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates […]

Fear and violence could undermine efforts to contain Ebola in DR Congo

New cases of Ebola found in urban areas over the past few days show the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not yet under control and the next few weeks will be critical to containing the virus. Despite a strong response, not enough is being done to help communities overcome understandable […]

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