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In the second major storm to hit Mozambique in the last two months, farmers report lost crops and hunger. Oxfam is expanding its cyclone response to help them.
Oxfam plans to respond after Cyclone Fani leaves a path of destruction in the Indian state of Odisha
Oxfam is assessing humanitarian needs and helping communities in the wake of Cyclone Fani, the most severe storm to hit the Indian subcontinent in two decades.
Oxfam delivers LifeSaver water treatment cubes to community suffering without aid for weeks after devastating storm.
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, mothers in southern Africa exercised superhuman strength to get their children to safety.
Cyclone Kenneth: Extreme weather pummels Mozambique again, putting thousands more lives in danger - Oxfam is there
Oxfam and international and local partners are planning to help people in Mozambique, which was hit by a second devastating cyclone less than six weeks after Cyclone Idai. Oxfam is part of the COSACA consortium with Save the Children and Care now assessing people’s needs and preparing to distribute mosquito nets, food and hygiene kits.
On-going conflict, poverty, and disease leave mothers with few good options to survive.