Road to rebuilding “God’s own country” | Aftermath of Kerala Floods

An unfathomable tragedy that claimed more than four hundred lives and forced over fourteen lakh people to seek refuge, the Kerala deluge has been touted as the worst disaster to hit the state in a century. It has been reported that an estimated one-and-a half years will be needed to rebuild public...

Tamil Nadu Floods

SharelinesOxfam is on the ground in #Cuddalore providing dry food to the worst affected areas. http://bit.ly/Tamil-Nadu-FloodsOxfam completes debris removal at Koyambude, #Chennai, one of the worst affected slums in the city. http://bit.ly/Tamil-Nadu-FloodsIndia’s fourth largest and most populous...

Zubin Zaman: Post-disaster, food insecurity impacts people's health

Women are impacted in a very different way than men during a disasterZubin Zaman, deputy director, humanitarian disaster risk reduction at Oxfam India, is of the opinion that natural or climate-induced events are difficult to mitigate, but the impact can be minimised to a large extent. In an...

Tamil Nadu Floods

SharelinesOxfam is on the ground in #Cuddalore providing dry food to the worst affected areas. http://bit.ly/Tamil-Nadu-FloodsOxfam completes debris removal at Koyambude, #Chennai, one of the worst affected slums in the city. http://bit.ly/Tamil-Nadu-FloodsIndia’s fourth largest and most populous...

Short term memory and Long term needs!

Earlier in June 2013, I was part of Oxfam’s emergency response operations in Uttarakhand. The state was hit by one of the worst disasters in 33 years, with thousands reported dead and missing and an unforgiving terrain that was unrelenting in creating obstacles day in and day out for months at end...