The hurricane showed the common ground between the US and Haiti. But I wonder if both of the countries I love can recover from the storm.
“Many women have become more respected leaders as a result of their work on disasters,” said Doris Escobar, my guide on a recent trip to El Salvador. As we made our way from a flood-affected village in the western department of Ahuachapán to another across the country in San Miguel, Doris told me the story […]
With strong local partners and a warehouse stocked with emergency materials, Oxfam has been able to respond swiftly to a massive flooding disaster in El Salvador.
In Pikine, Senegal, where water still covered large parts of the city six months after a flood, Oxfam America's Jeff Deutsch finds inspiration in the endurance of the residents.
Six months after heavy rains, water still threatens a city in Senegal.
Despite her joy at being a mother for the first time, one young woman in the flooded Sindh province of Pakistan worries about what the future holds for her family--a future that is uncertain for seven million people across the flood-ravaged country who remain without adequate shelter as the winter approaches.
“I would like to return to my village but we don’t have the money to travel, and the water is still there…we can’t go back there…but I want to return when the water has gone. I want to rebuild our home because it was destroyed, and restart our livelihood.”
While international funding for the crisis has stalled in recent weeks, the number of people displaced by the floods continues to rise each day. Oxfam and our partners have launched a rapid-relief effort to reach more than one million people with essential aid.
Comparisons might help us picture the immensity of what's happening in Pakistan. But what they can't convey is the suffering that people are going through.