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Cancel the debt so doctors and nurses can keep saving lives

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response

This open letter is a call for urgent action from doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A health care worker in a protective mask and hair cover and scrubs and gown looks at the camera.

Tens of thousands of people are still suffering one year on from Cyclone Idai

Tags: Climate Change, Emergency Response, Feminist Aid, Natural Disasters, Water

Tens of thousands of people across Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique are still suffering 12 months after Cyclone Idai battered Southern Africa, warned Oxfam today. Cyclone Idai, one of the worst…

6 months after Cyclone Idai: farmers are fainting in fields because of hunger

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Refugees and Internal Displacement

Six months on from the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Idai in which more than 1,000 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, hunger is escalating as the United Nation’s…

Five things to know about Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

Cyclone Idai has caused widespread destruction and left communities in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance.

Women walking through floods in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai: Survivors face a new disaster as cholera spreads; number of cases now over 1,000

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

International aid agency Oxfam says the Mozambique government is acting quickly to set up cholera treatment centres in the devastated city of Beira, but the international community must offer more…

Oxfam Canada welcomes Government of Canada’s response to Cyclone Idai, hopes Canadians will join to double the impact of their donations

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

(Ottawa) – Oxfam Canada, along with the members of the Humanitarian Coalition, welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision today to match donations by Canadians in response to the devastation caused…

Cyclone Idai: Oxfam calls for a massive effort to prevent and contain cholera in Beira

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Water

In response to news reports that the number of cases of cholera in the cyclone devastated city of Beira has risen to 139, Oxfam calls for a well-coordinated effort to…

The Humanitarian Coalition delivers aid to survivors of Cyclone Idai

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

(Ottawa) As the scope of the devastation brought on by Cyclone Idai continues to unfold in Southern Africa, Canadian aid agencies are working together to rush emergency assistance to survivors.…

Oxfam distributing emergency aid to Cyclone Idai survivors in Malawi and Mozambique

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Water

Oxfam has distributed emergency supplies to survivors of Cyclone Idai in Nsanje district, one of the worst hit areas in the southern tip of Malawi, and in camps in Buzi…

Survivors of Cylone Idai at risk from waterborne diseases: Oxfam

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Water

Oxfam will begin distributing lifesaving aid including water purification tablets and hygiene kits to some of the communities worst affected by Cyclone Idai over this weekend. Hundreds of thousands of…

Oxfam sends message of support and solidarity to the people affected by deadly cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters, Water

As Oxfam leaders from across the world, attending our annual board meetings in Kenya, we send our solidarity to the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi whose lives have been devastated…

Cyclone Idai leaves trail of death, destruction and homelessness in southern Africa, affected countries appeal for urgent aid

Tags: Emergency Response

Oxfam will be responding with water, sanitation services, food and other non-food items to people affected by Cyclone Idai that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14-15. Scores of…

It may look like just a bicycle...

For some young people, the road to education can be long and arduous – quite literally. In Balaka District, southern Malawi, where many schoolgirls live up to 25km from the…

Alice stands with wher bike. She lives 20km away from school. It used to take her hours to walk to school. "The walk was a bad experience. I would go to school on Monday but then on a Tuesday I would be absent as I was so sick and tired. I would miss one day a week and go in four days. I forced myself to go. I was arriving at school so tired. I couldn't concentrate as had I no time to rest. I tried to work hard but I was just so tired," said Alice. Oxfam has so far provided bicycles to 30 girls in schools across Southern Malawi. Photo Credit: Corinna Kern

Clean Water Changes Everything

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Hunger, Water

Lucinda, Jine, Chipililo, Hendrina, Alice, and Sekechina pass the mechanical parts of the borehole back, hand to hand.  They are showing me how to dismantle and repair the newly restored…


Growing a better future

What does hunger have to do with climate change? A lot. Wild weather and unpredictable seasons are changing what farmers can grow. Food prices are going up. Food quality is…