Residents walk on a road littered with debris after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Blog: Disappointment in Sendai: why the fight for strong and accountable action on disaster risk reduction is now more important than ever

Exacerbated by climate change, disasters are increasingly pushing people into deeper poverty and compromising their safety. That’s why the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 agreed today in Sendai is so disappointing for Oxfam and many other organizations working with communities affected by disasters around the world.

Tropical Cyclone Olwyn, Nathan and Pam and Tropical Depression 3 March 11 2015. Image: http://bit.ly/tropical-cyclones

Blog: In the wake of Cyclone Pam, will the world’s new disaster risk reduction deal be an empty promise?

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Photo: Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu, via 350 on Flickr

Blog: Vanuatu’s impassioned plea at Sendai – why the world needs to take bold action on disaster risk reduction

This morning, the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) opened in Sendai, Japan. His Excellency Mr. Baldwin Lonsdale, the President of Vanuatu delivered an emotional opening statement, a wake-up call for the international community - the current status quo in disaster risk reduction efforts is failing the world’s most vulnerable nations and communities.

People in Vanuatu prepare for the worst. Photo: Ben Bohane, 13 March 2015

Blog: As Cyclone Pam strikes, the world looks to Sendai for a better approach to disaster risk

Just as Tropical Cyclone Pam tears a path through the Pacific with winds of up to 280km per hour, a team of Oxfam staff and partners are gathering at the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, to call for a bold new course to reduce the risk of disasters over the next fifteen years.

Mapping the money: Unpacking the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

Blog: Mapping the money: Unpacking the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

The Global Humanitarian Assistance report is eagerly anticipated by some of us in the humanitarian field, as it provides us with hard data and trends required for strategic analysis and decisions. As humanitarian managers, high quality data is very important because it supports good management.

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