Tag: Conflict & Emergencies

27 Noviembre 2013 | Sam Rosmarin

It’s been 20 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Despite this, it doesn’t seem like the Western mainstream media have figured out how to represent more than a narrow definition of the types of violence women experience during conflict. Too often the focus is only on rape and other forms of sexualized violence.

27 Noviembre 2013 | Joel M Bassuk

Por Cherian Matthews, Director Regional de Oxfam en Asia

26 Noviembre 2013 | Joel M Bassuk

By Cherian Matthews, Regional Director of Oxfam in Asia

I have just returned from the typhoon-ravaged areas of Daanbantayan and Bantayan Island in Cebu province of the Philippines. When I went there, I had moving images of the destruction on my mind – the helpless faces of women, children and families that were being flashed on T.V channels. But I have come back inspired and moved by the resilience of affected communities, local government agencies and volunteers. In the areas I visited, people are bouncing back from the tragedy inflicted by Typhoon Hayian.

20 Noviembre 2013 | Abbi Luz

When our rapid assessment teams came back from Leyte and Eastern Samar, they came from a total information blackout into a storm of angry and combative debate on the efficiency of government response to supertyphoon Haiyan victims. A couple of my colleagues marveled at how negative the atmosphere was and admittedly, the debate has gotten pretty exhausting and polarizing. Everywhere I go, whether it’s a dinner, a team meeting, an email exchange or social media, the conversations run along the same questions. Why is government response so slow?

19 Noviembre 2013 | Mark Goldring

It is only three years since the world was shocked by Haiti’s earthquake and Pakistan’s terrible floods in the same year. That was 2010, and both governments and private donors responded with massive generosity. International humanitarian aid shot up to US$20.2 billion to attempt, at least, to cope with the ‘year of two megadisasters.’

17 Noviembre 2013 | Joel M Bassuk

Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm in the world this year and quite possibly the most powerful to ever hit land. Thousands are feared dead, and local emergency food stocks are dwindling.

We are urgently trying to reach 500,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Our priority is to reach the most vulnerable families with safe water and sanitation facilities.

13 Noviembre 2013 | Joel M Bassuk

Este es el informe que ha enviado el equipo de evaluación temprana de Oxfam desde la isla de Cebu, Filipinas.

Estas son las hermanas Mondejar: Nelia, Sarah Jane y Rizza Mae. Tienen 10 , 8 y 5 años respectivamente. Junto a ellas, está su amigo, Jennylyn Pepito, de 6 años. Todos ellos se encuentran en una de las aulas de la Escuela Nacional Superior de Daanbantayan, que actualmente está habilitada como centro de evacuación para 160 familias en la isla de Cebú.

12 Noviembre 2013 | Al Kinley

Ayer, durante la jornada inaugural de la cumbre del clima de la ONU en Varsovia, representantes de países de todo el mundo llenaron la sala de conferencias para escuchar a Yeb Sano, principal negociador sobre el clima de Filipinas. En su intervención, describió “la devastación inimaginable, horrible y sin precedentes que el tifón Haiyan ha dejado a su paso –el mayor tifón de la historia reciente–”.

12 Noviembre 2013 | Joel M Bassuk

Oxfam's early assessment team has sent through this report from Cebu island, Philippines.

Meet the Mondejar sisters: Nelia, Sarah Jane and Rizza Mae. They are aged 10, 8 and 5 respectively. Next to them is their friend, Jennylyn Pepito, 6 years old. They are all housed in one of the classrooms of Daanbantayan National High School, which currently serves an evacuation center for 160 families on Cebu island.

12 Noviembre 2013 | Kelly Dent

At the opening of the UN climate talks in Warsaw yesterday representatives of countries from around the globe packed into the conference hall to hear the lead climate negotiator for the Philippines, Yeb Sano, describe the ‘unthinkable, horrific and unprecedented devastation left in the wake of Typoon Haiyan - the strongest typhoon in modern recorded history’.

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