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After the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010, latrines in camps are a basic but essential facility.

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The number of people affected by the flood emergency in Colombia has risen by 50,000 people in the last two weeks, bringing the total number affect to more than 2,100,000 said international agency Oxfam today.

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Oxfam assessments show that in Córdoba, Sucre, Boliviar and Chocó, 70% of the flood-affected population do not have access to safe water, adequate sanitation and washing facilities and have lost personal belongings and household items.

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More than 2.1 million people are thought to have been affected by heavy flooding in Colombia which has destroyed close to 3,000 houses and caused damage to agricultural land, infrastructure and highways.

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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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Zanat refills the water at the hand washing station. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Within Dadu town Oxfam and its local partner are providing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in several camps. Zarina and Janat are two of the people living in a camp where buses used to park. Read their stories.

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Julie Schindall, Oxfam media officer in Haiti, discusses Oxfam's public health work in response to the cholera outbreak there.

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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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