Ecuador Earthquake

A major earthquake off the coast of Ecuador has killed hundreds of people. Hundreds more are wounded, and the earthquake has caused severe damage. Oxfam is assessing the extent of the disaster to determine how best to assist the government response.
Destruction in the streets after a powerful eathquake struck Ecuador. Photo by: David Illera

Rebuilding Nepal

On 25th April 2015 a massive earthquake struck Nepal between the capital of Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, killing thousands and causing widespread devastation. A year later, we are still on the ground helping communities to rebuild.
Ram Prasad Sapkota (62) of Tripureshwor VDC, 35 km from HQ Dhadingbesi of Dhading district mends his house, which collapsed during the earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale in April 25 2015.

Make Women Count

The Unequal Economics of Women’s Work.
Women are doing more and more work. They are growing the economy in Canada and around the world. But, they are seeing unequal benefits.
Making Women Count: The Unequal Economics of Women’s Work

Drought in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is in the middle of one of the worst droughts for 50 years, which has left many poor and vulnerable families with nothing. The El Niño weather system, exacerbated by climate change, comes off the back of 12 to 18 months of erratic or failed rains and has dried up many water sources. Hundreds of thousands of livestock have died and malnutrition is at alarming levels.
Hawa Seid with one of her two children, collecting water supplied by Oxfam to an internally displaced persons (IDP) site in Siti zone, Somali region, Ethiopia. Credit: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam.


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