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800% increase in UN appeal needs for extreme weather-related emergencies over last 20 years – new Oxfam research

Tags: Climate Change

The amount of money needed for UN humanitarian appeals involving extreme weather events like floods or drought is now eight times higher than 20 years ago – and donors are…

Haiti earthquake: Canadian charities join forces to raise funds for emergency assistance

Tags: Emergency Response

In response to the devastating earthquake in western Haiti on August 14, leading Canadian aid agencies, including Oxfam – through the Humanitarian Coalition – are launching an appeal to raise…

12,000 people per day could die from COVID-19 linked hunger by end of year, potentially more than the disease, warns Oxfam

Tags: Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement

Eight of the biggest food and beverage companies pay out USD $18 billion to shareholders as new epicentres of hunger emerge across the globe As many as 12,000 people could…

Protecting the people we serve

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Violence Against Women and Girls

There is no greater responsibility than to ensure the safety and dignity of the people we serve. The critical mistakes that were made in Haiti in 2011 have pushed us…

The 'boys in shorts' era in the aid sector has come to an end

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Women's Transformative Leadership

First published in the Toronto Star, February 20, 2018. When I joined Oxfam Canada as its executive director in 2014, it felt like I had landed the greatest job in…

Oxfam releases report into allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti

A full copy of Oxfam’s final internal report into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake has been made public today. Oxfam is…

Oxfam Sexual Misconduct in Haiti - Your Questions Answered

Tags: Women's Transformative Leadership

** Trigger warning: violence against women, sexual misconduct and prostitution ** The full Haiti 2011 Investigation Report can be found here. 1. Were any Oxfam Canada staff or donor funds…

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Oxfam asks women’s rights leaders to carry out urgent independent review

An independent commission will be set up with immediate power to carry out a wide-ranging review of Oxfam’s practices and culture, including its handling of past cases of sexual misconduct.…

Executive Director Julie Delahanty addresses the 2011 staff sexual misconduct in Haiti

Tags: Violence Against Women and Girls

I want to address a distressing story you may see in the news describing acts of sexual misconduct carried out by Oxfam UK staff working in Haiti in 2011. At…

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Oxfam Canada Statement on Sexual Misconduct in Haiti in 2011

In 2011, several Oxfam UK staff were accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in Haiti during the earthquake response. Their behavior was totally unacceptable – an appalling mark against the…

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists the poorest people hardest hit by disaster

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Oxfam and its Caribbean partner organizations are helping the most vulnerable people who have lost their homes and livelihoods to recover from the disaster,…

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assessing damage in Haiti and Dominican Republic

Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage in Haiti and Dominican Republic overnight. Oxfam teams will immediately asses the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas, mainly in the…

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam in Haiti preparing for the worst

Many supermarket shelves in northern Haiti are now empty and many people in coastal areas are being evacuated inland to schools and public buildings in preparation for the worst of…

Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma and watching tropical storm Jose closely

Oxfam country teams and partner organizations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are now preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people…

Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti 3 months after Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through their country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them,…

The deadly trail of Hurricane Matthew

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger

Written by María José Agejas, journalist in the Communication Department of Oxfam Intermón. Jean Robert looks around, still unable to believe his eyes. “I never saw anything like it, the…

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Heavy rains in Haiti halt emergency response – Oxfam pushes for more support

The emergency response in Haiti is at a standstill following nearly 48 hours of heavy rains. Helicopters are grounded, ships moored and nearly all road access blocked. Oxfam, already responding…

Hurricane Matthew: International community must respond now to prevent more loss of life

Food, shelter and clean water are needed urgently by people in southern Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. Oxfam fears that the current death toll of…

Devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew is likely to worsen – Oxfam calls for immediate international action

As Oxfam teams access the most affected areas in Haiti, the destruction left by hurricane Matthew is more evident, as well as the urgent humanitarian needs of those affected. It…

Oxfam mobilizes as Hurricane Matthew hits hard in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and heads for Cuba

The full extent of Hurricane Matthew’s damage on Haiti will not be certain until response teams are able to access the most affected areas, but already official and eye-witness reports…

Oxfam staff prepared to respond as hurricane Matthew remains strong in the Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew continues its trajectory in the center of the Caribbean region. Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic are already experiencing heavy rains and high speed winds, that will worsen…

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a dangerous storm whose top sustained winds have sometimes reached 160 miles per hour, is churning through the Caribbean, with Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas in its path.…

Haiti Earthquake - 5 years on reconstruction and challenges remain

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Five years ago on 12 January, a powerful earthquake struck Haiti. Thanks to the incredible outpouring of support from the public and governments around the word, Oxfam helped more than…

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