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"The living conditions in the camps in Afgooye (Somalia) are some of the worst I have ever seen. Families are sheltering in tiny huts, pieced together from plastic bags and sticks." Oxfam is about to provide 10,000 new shelters. Credit: Hassan Noor/Oxfam

We're increasing our emergency response in Somalia, providing water, shelter and other aid to thousands fleeing deadly new violence in the country’s capital. War, drought and malnutrition are thrusting Somalia towards even greater catastrophe.

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Tamil civilians sit outside their temporary huts in the Menikfam Vanni refugee camp located near the town of Chettekulam in northern Sri Lanka May 1, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer, courtesy alertnet.org

Thousands of lives are at risk in Sri Lanka because aid to refugees is being restricted by a government ban on aid agency vehicles entering the camps, and difficulties in securing access for staff , Oxfam said today.

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A family flee a military offensive, Dargai. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed, alertnet.org

As fighting intensifies in northwest Pakistan, hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have fled their homes. Oxfam is working to provide essentials to the people in greatest need.

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International agency Oxfam said today that it has had to double its aid effort in Pakistan as the number of displaced goes over 2 million, making the crisis the greatest internal displacement of people in the country’s history.

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As thousands of families continue to flee their homes in northwest Pakistan amid clashes between government forces and organized armed groups, Oxfam International has begun providing emergency relief to around 175,000 women, men and children in urgent need of assistance.

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While Oxfam recognizes that a solution is needed to halt appalling levels of human rights abuses committed by armed rebels, the answer cannot be action that knowingly increases levels of human suffering

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As the UN Security Council meets on May 11th to discuss the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Oxfam International urges the Council not to overlook the needs of civilians in the Gaza Strip, and to put humanitarian imperatives first.

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Krimichai displaced peoples camp - a women leaves the distribution point with essential non-food items. Credit: Howard Davies/Oxfam

Oxfam is now providing emergency relief to over 36,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Sri Lankan troops and LTTE rebels in the past few days, amid fears for thousands more women, men and children trapped behind rebel lines.

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