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Oxfam's Julie Schindall explains the challenge of rebuilding communities in Carrefour Feuilles – a year after Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake.

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Eleven months after the quake, Oxfam is still providing water and sanitation to the 40,000 people living in the camp.

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In response to the cholera outbreak in central Haiti, Oxfam has mobilized a team of five emergency specialists to set up water, sanitation and hygiene programs for an estimated 100,000 people in a heavily affected zone.

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Oxfam beneficiaries in hold up their checks. Photo: Timothy Allen/Oxfam

Over 2010 and 2011 Pakistan was hit by its worst natural disaster – an estimated 18 million people have been affected by the floods. Oxfam has now reached 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid, including clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, tents and cash-for-work programs.

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Food distribution at a community canteen

Clotide Anilus, a 38-year-old mother of three, is one of the beneficiaries of Oxfam-funded community canteens. Through these canteens, Oxfam provides free hot meals to 4,500 earthquake survivors in the area.

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Conditions for Haiti earthquake survivors are still critical with the rainy season nearly here. Shelter and sanitation remain Oxfam's top priorities. By the end of March, Oxfam has reached over 300,000 people with humanitarian assistance.

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Oxfam was delivering 8 million liters of water each day. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam Haiti earthquake response: we're providing water, latrines, shelter materials, cash, and other relief materials to those who have gathered in temporary camps both within Port-au-Prince and in hard-hit outlying areas.

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The following witness accounts were collected on 23 January 2010 at the displaced persons camp at the church of Saint Caterine, Gressier, the same day Oxfam International installed a drinking water distribution tank.

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Haitians clearing rubbble. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam reached 1.2 million people in Haiti through our earthquake response and cholera prevention programs. Although much remains to be done, Haitians are now leading reconstruction and development in the country.

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