humanitarian

Humanitarian workers are regularly confronted by difficult choices. What humanitarian worker worth his or her salt has not been confronted by the possibility of either doing harm or doing nothing; or was stuck in a situation where good intentions are not enough in the face of bad or worse options?...
How are remote towns doing two months into the Marawi crisis?
S'bang Ka (Rise Up) Marawi radio show
In Iligan City, where thousands who fled the armed clashes have sought refuge, two displaced Maranaos are using their voice to reach out and help others like them, through a radio program airing over the city’s top radio station...
As the crisis in Marawi City enters its fifth week, there are concerns that the situation could become protracted, with no immediate indication on when evacuees could return to their homes. The number of evacuees continue to increase as neighboring municipalities affected by the ongoing offensives...
A Typhoon Haiyan survivor shares the challenges of providing for the family after the typhoon and providing for his family after the storm.
Oxfam has fielded teams to assist authorities in coordinating assistance and assessing the immediate needs of the most vulnerable communities in the valleys of Cagayan and Isabela, and the mountainous province of Apayao.
Mary Ann (10) and Mary Grace (14) stand in front of Anibong Bay in Tacloban.(Photo:Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam)
Residents in Tacloban were invited to take a self-portrait or 'selfie' with an iphone. We want to promote Oxfam’s life-saving work in the Philippines post Typhoon Haiyan and to show the continued need for support via our social media channels. The Selfie is an instant visual...
Women in Bantayan Island were trained as masons to help rebuild destroyed houses after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 (Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam)
We work with others to save lives during emergencies and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes.
A family sits outside the bunkhouse where they continue to live after being displaced by typhoon Haiyan. Many of those in bunkhouses are being targeted for permanent resettlement to safer land as part of recovery plans. Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam 2014
The scale of the destruction caused when typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013 was staggering. The emergency response provided life-saving support to millions of people in the affected region. But the challenge now is to ensure that recovery efforts leave devastated communities...
Fish vendor and mother of four Felisa Abas hopes relocation in Pago, Leyte, will bring her a better life (2014). Caroline Gluck/Oxfam
Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) left four million people homeless. Amid the transition from a largely successful relief effort to recovery, local authorities are preparing to relocate thousands of survivors to protect them from future disasters. This is an opportunity for the government...

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