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Seng now feels better prepared to cope with natural disasters. Photo: Louise Mooney/OxfamAUS

Living with disasters – preparedness and response in Laos

By Louise Mooney, East Asia Humanitarian Program Coordinator, May 2012 In June last year the remote, mountainous district of Met in Laos’ north experienced the worst typhoon-triggered flooding in local grandmother Seng’s life. Seng’s family’s rice fields, essential to their livelihoods, were inundated with rocks, water and mud when the local stream flooded. “We lost […] Read more »
Photo: Irshad Ahamed/OxfamAUS

International Day for Disaster Reduction: 13 October 2012

International Day for Disaster Reduction is an opportunity to celebrate how communities are reducing their risk to disasters, and to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared. Read more »
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Haiti: Oxfam trains camp residents to manage water delivery

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In the camps where Oxfam works in Port-au-Prince, displaced people are beginning to pay for their own water, an important step towards empowering them to take responsibility for the resource. Read more »
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When disaster strikes

At this time my country is experiencing a lot of disasters. These disasters have major impacts on communities, and place a great burden on the lives of many Indonesians. Read more »

Save the Children iPhone game

Here in the Oxfam office, we’re having fun with the new iPhone/iPad app from Save the Children. Read more »

Being prepared: saving lives in Haiti

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Today is International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13), and while most people know we help communities deal with the aftermath of disasters (like the Pakistan floods), you might not know we also do a lot of work helping communities prepare for future disasters. We take you to Haiti to show you how. Read more »

Sustainable Change: Disaster Management

Disasters are happening everywhere, wreaking havoc across the globe. This week, I talked with San At about the impact of Oxfam’s disaster management program in Takeo province. Read more »