Disaster Risk Reduction

The Twajiji school WASH club in Bidibidi, Northern Uganda.

Oxfam is helping build a movement to shift power, knowledge, and resources from international actors to local humanitarian leaders around the world to create a more fair, effective, and sustainable system, and one that strengthens disaster-vulnerable countries and communities over time. 

Today, at midday local time, an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, near the capital, Katmandu.

Kathmandu was ever a disaster-in-waiting. The densely populated capital of one of the world’s poorest countries clings to the slopes of the seismically unstable Himalayas. The city was near-levelled and 8,500 killed in its last great earthquake 81 years before. It had history. On Saturday the...

Subscribe to RSS - Disaster Risk Reduction