Lack of resources and a poor state of public health result in unnecessary deaths of children in one of India’s most populous regions.
People in the central forest of Junin province struggle to get health care for serious diseases, and the barriers are particularly steep for indigenous Asháninka women.
In the Philippines, early assessments indicate emergency shelter and water are highest concerns, but loss of corn and rice harvests loom as serious problem.
After Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico, and families struggled to endure without power or water for months, women shouldered more of the burden.
Oxfam and local partners in the Philippines witness Super Typhoon Mangkhut’s destructive force–disaster preparedness committees activated
Oxfam and local partners in the Philippines have witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon and disaster preparedness committees have been activated.
Oxfam and its local partners are ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council estimates that 4.3 million people live in the projected path of this destructive storm.