In the blink of an eye, Ahmed's home and his shop were bombed into rubble. Now he is struggling to provide for his family. Oxfam and partners have been distributing emergency food vouchers to 50,000 families like Ahmad's.
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Nearly 4 million people remain in urgent need in South Sudan following the conflict that broke out in December 2013. Over 1.9 million people have fled their homes and are displaced within the country and over 479,000 have fled to neighboring countries. We have reached more than 360,000 people with life saving essentials, but we urgently need to reach more.
More than three years after the beginning of the conflict in Syria the war shows no sign of abating. Massive numbers of refugees have fled conflict areas and are now living in inadequate shelter within Syria or in neighboring countries.
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.
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.
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.
Foreign ministers meeting in Montreal on Monday should agree to cancel Haiti’s outstanding $890 million international debt in the wake of the devastating earthquake, international agency Oxfam said today.
While it's easier to provide water, latrines, food and shelter in an organized camp than in the myriad vacant lots and churchyards where people have taken refuge, we can't lose sight of the need for permanent housing.