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A shaky arrival in Nepal

Lives were lost, homes reduced to rubble, and livelihoods shattered — but Muna survived. And amid the chaos, she welcomed her second son into the world. Read more »

What Winston left behind

One year after Cyclone Winston — the worst cyclone in Fiji’s history — killed 44 people and destroyed more than 32,000 homes, the beautiful island nation is bouncing back. Read more »
A man is hauled from the rubble in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.

One year after disaster, you’re building a stronger Nepal

A year ago a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Thousands of Oxfam supporters took action and generously donated. In this blog, you’ll meet just some of the people whose lives have changed thanks to your response. Read more »
Efate, Vanuatu: Daniel stand on a beach holding a fishing spear and leaning on a withered palm tree.

Is climate change outwitting traditional knowledge?

More than one year after Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through Vanuatu, families are still battling the devastating effects of the aftermath and other climate change related impacts. Communities could once cope with traditional practices, but there’s now strong new evidence that suggests they’ve reached their limit. Read more »

Cyclone Winston emergency update: catastrophic damage for entire communities in Fiji

The destructive force of Cyclone Winston in Fiji has left at least 41 people dead, whole villages destroyed and 117 schools damaged or wiped out. Read more »
Oxfam is now working on some exciting cyclone recovery initiatives including partnerships with disabled persons’ organisations and community-based women’s groups in Shefa province.

When disaster strikes for people with disability

People with disability already face many barriers to enjoying equal access and inclusion in society. So in the face and aftermath of disaster and conflict, people with disability are particularly vulnerable. Read more »

Rebuilding Nepal: six months on

It’s been six months since the first of two devastating earthquakes devastated Nepal. Oxfam emergency teams and the people of Nepal have been working hard to rebuild — thanks to our incredible Oxfam supporters. Here’s what we’ve achieved together so far. Read more »
Photo: Abo Haitham

Yemen: the crisis you didn’t know about

Noor* and her husband once had a medical clinic in north Yemen, along the border of Saudi Arabia. Now they have a mound of rubble. Yemen is undergoing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. One in two people in Yemen — nearly 13 million people — are now struggling to find enough to eat. Of that number, half of them are on the brink of starvation. One family shares their story. Read more »

The spirit of Vanuatu: 3 months since Cyclone Pam

About three months ago, Oxfam Vanuatu Country Director Colin Collett van Rooyen, opened his front door in Port Vila not knowing what to expect. Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam had torn through Vanuatu’s capital just hours before. Today, he reflects on Oxfam’s recovery efforts and the incredible spirit of the people of Vanuatu. Read more »
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Nepal’s mountain guides helping Oxfam deliver aid to remote villages

In the last month two large earthquakes and more than 100 aftershocks have devastated Nepal. Thousands of survivors are now without homes — and with the monsoon season around the corner — Oxfam’s top priority is to deliver shelter and emergency aid as soon as possible. Read 9 stories of survival. Read more »