Paul Neal, Oxfam team leader of the shelter program in Haiti, talks about how young people are being given cash for work to put together shelter materials for those affected by the 12 January earthquake.
International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season.
The Haitian people have begun tackling the hard work of recovery. Many are eager to contribute, looking for opportunities to earn money and to meet people's basic needs. Oxfam is employing people affected by the Haiti quake.
Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions.
Less than a third of people living in one of the largest camps in Port au Prince say that they are willing to move to camps sited outside the city according to a snap-shot survey carried out by international agency Oxfam.
G7 finance ministers meeting in Canada this weekend must agree to a Financial Transaction Tax to leverage billions needed to help poor nations deal with the impact of the global economic crisis.
International agency Oxfam said today that public generosity had secured enough money to fully fund its immediate emergency work in Haiti over the next six months – but funds still needed to help Haiti recover and rebuild over years.
Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up camps and improve their living conditions. This “cash-for-work” effort began on Sunday and will expand this week across the nine sites serving 80,000 people.