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Women playing basketball in Mogadishu. Photo: Oxfam

Mulki used to be the captain of the Somalia Women’s National Basketball team. Today the 42 year old is a mother of 10 and runs a small shop in Mogadishu. Mulki has been selected to receive cash support – on a mobile phone.

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Leading NGOs call on EU leaders to protect EU development aid against short-sighted cuts ahead of this week’s special EU Budget summit.

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A circle of tents, Punjab, Pakistan, July 2011 Photo: Alixandra Fazzina

International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive year of flooding in Pakistan and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last years’ mega-floods.

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More than a year after independence, the crisis in South Sudan is the worst it's been since the end of the war in 2005. Oxfam is currently providing essential services in the form of clean water and basic sanitation to 32,000 people in Upper Nile region.

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Thousands of people living in camps in Haiti remain at risk from flooding and disease, according to international aid agency Oxfam, despite the Caribbean island appearing to have avoided the worst of tropical storm Isaac.

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Oxfam emergency latrine construction at Lumley Hopsital, Freetown. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam will be flying out eight tons of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country.

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Some 10 million people – 44 percent of the population of Yemen – do not have enough food to eat. Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports on the worsening humanitarian situation there.

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Water catchments for livestock, Somalia. Photo: Oxfam

One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population are still surviving on humanitarian aid and over a million people could fall back into food crisis in the next two months.

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One year since we announced our East Africa food crisis appeal, we bring you this incredible video capturing a Turkana community's delight as Oxfam builds them a borehole, bringing desperately needed fresh water to this village in Northern Kenya.

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Voluntary members of the Oxfam water & sanitation committee, Jamam refugee camp.

One year after South Sudan’s independence on July 9, the young country is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the war in 2005, under the weight of severe economic meltdown and ongoing conflict. Long-term and emergency efforts to help nearly half the population, who don’t have enough to eat, could be derailed by an economy out of control.

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