Tagged: floods

Thoung Ra stands with his wife and daughters. Credit: Timothy Herbert/OxfamAUS

A simple household water treatment system is helping poor families in Cambodia enjoy better health.

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Communities are key to unlocking what is needed

Adapting to climate change means communities - and countries - are taking action to reduce their vulnerabilities and build their resilience to these new and heightened risks, to reduce the damaging impact that climate change will have on their lives and livelihoods.

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Thach You breastfeeding her one-month old child on a ladder of her temporary shelter built on a higher ground. Credit: Soleak Seang/Oxfam

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The hunger period has been prolonged, and people in flood affected communities cannot wait any longer.

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Thach and her family, in front of their temporary shelter made of palm leaves and tree branches. Credit: Soleak Seang/Oxfam

Like most of the 47 families in Toul Char, a village 230 km north of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, Thach and her five children have been forced to leave their house to take refuge on a higher ground since mid July.

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The Phon family work farm their rice paddy in Kompong Thom, central Cambodia. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

A food crisis is looming in flood affected communities in Cambodia, international aid agency Oxfam warns. Oxfam estimates that 100,000 people are affected by the floods and 15,000 households are in need of immediate food assistance.

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International agency Oxfam is sending an emergency response team to Samoa today to help meet the urgent needs of people affected by the yesterday’s tsunami.

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People leave the partially submerged Thien Trung Hotel on a flooded street caused by Typhoon Ketsana, in Vietnam's central city of Hoi An September 30, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Kham/Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Oxfam will send an 11-strong team of aid experts to the storm-hit province of Kon Tum in central Vietnam, hit by typhoon Ketsana last night. They will carry out an assessment of needs and start initial response work immediately.

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Oxfam is expecting to send emergency staff to Apia , Western Samoa , within 24 hours to assess the situation on the ground, and identify the most urgent needs for people displaced following the 8.3 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Samoa.

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Kenyans families seeking shelter, as their homes have just collapsed from the rains and flooding. Credit: KONATE Sosthene, Intermon Oxfam

The water and sanitation expertise of Oxfam International and its partners will be central to its humanitarian operating strategy for the West African populations hit by flooding over the past week.

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