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Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions.

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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.

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Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haitis earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions. This cash-for-work effort will expand across the nine sites serving 80,000 people where Oxfam has recently installed clean water and latrines.

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Survivors take shelter where they can. Credit: Oxfam

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.

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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.

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Some of the biggest names in music, including Damon Albarn, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys, have come together to put on a special auction to raise funds for Oxfam’s emergency response in Haiti.

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An Oxfam staff member was killed when part of Oxfam's office crumbled in the devastating quake that hit Haiti on Tuesday.

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A team of Oxfam emergency specialists has been dispatched to Haiti today to bolster the charity’s response to the devastation wrought by the earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday.

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A major earthquake has struck Haiti on Tuesday 12 January, causing catastrophic destruction. Oxfam has an emergency team based in the capital responding with public health, water and sanitation services.

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Chris Martin in Haiti in front of a truck in February 2002. Credit: Zed Nelson

Coldplay singer Chris Martin has joined Oxfam’s call for funds to help those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

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