A third earthquake of magnitude-6 that struck Lombok late yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and has slowed down rescue efforts. Monday’s magnitude-6.9 quake, the largest so far, reportedly killed more than 350 people and destroyed the homes of more than 150,000 people. Many people caught in the rubble of collapsed buildings […]
Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors after a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the second within a week, hit Lombok Island in Indonesia on Sunday night. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency now puts the death toll at 98, with over 200 people injured. More than 600,000 people are […]
Oxfam is responding to a second shallow and powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Lombok Island in Indonesia this morning, causing extensive damage and killing at least 82 people, according to media reports. Oxfam helped to set up a Humanitarian Knowledge Hub on the island, with eight to 10 local organisations and supported two of […]
MEXICO CITY: Oxfam is assessing damage from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday, killing more than 200 people, most of them in and near Mexico City. Large areas are now without electricity. Federal government agencies in Mexico are responding with rescue teams and medical aid in the affected areas, and are continuing […]
Oxfam is mounting a response to the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern end of the Indonesian island of Sumatra near Banda Aceh yesterday morning.
Oxfam is ready to respond with staff on the ground after a 6.8 strong earthquake rocked North Eastern India this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.