Strong winds blew the roof off the shelter that housed Yehia, a farmer from Syria, and his family. Credit: Oriol Andres/Oxfam

Blog: Winter storm and increased border restrictions bring new challenges to conflict-weary Syrian refugees

With our partners in Lebanon and Jordan, we work to reach refugee families hit hard by torrents of rain and snow.

Displaced people temporarily relocated in a gymnasium, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Christmas 2011. Photo: Glenn Maboloc/Oxfam

Blog: Philippines: Why health matters in ‘Sendong’ shelters

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines – Many of the families who lost their homes to storm Sendong (international name: Washi) have since stayed in cramped evacuation centers, their personal space often defined by the size of the sleeping mat they own.

Overcrowded and without running water, evacuation centers can become a perfect storm of health problems in no time.

Vicky Aguiman, a 65 year-old resident of Purok Tambo, Macasandig, one of the worst hit areas in the city, now calls a public gymnasium home.

A collapsed tent after a night of rain in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Kenny Rae / Oxfam America

Blog: Stormy weather for Port-au-Prince

Coco McCabe is in Haiti this week, where she’s reporting on the latest from the rebuilding process in the wake of January’s devastating earthquake.

Swooping in toward Port-au-Prince on a completely packed flight out of Miami, I craned my neck from the bank of middle seats to catch a glimpse of the ground below: neat rows of greens shoved through the earth in small backyard gardens, reminding me that the rainy season had come to the Haitian capital.

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