Tagged: humanitarian aid

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Whole villages were wiped out by Washi. Photo: Ralph Jacinto Quiblat/Oxfa

International aid agency Oxfam today warned that a disease outbreak is “waiting to happen” unless authorities quickly manage the shortage of water supply and address sanitation needs around shelter areas, since the flash floods hit the area over the weekend.

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A Hindu community in a makeshift camp along the road in Sindh. Photo: Sam Phelps

Three months after widespread flooding that has affected over 5 million people in southern Pakistan, a critical shortage of funding and broad international disinterest has left millions of people at risk of illness, malnutrition and cold as the winter closes in.

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Oxfam ran special 'cash-for-work' programs to help those whose livelihoods were washed away by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan get back on their feet. In this video, Ali Hassan collects and cashes a check for some of the work he's done.

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A camp settlement among flood waters in Sindh. Photo: Oxfam

Over nine million people who have been affected by severe flooding in Sindh province are at risk of disease and widespread malnutrition, while relief efforts reaching over five million people are under threat due to lack of funds.

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Intense rainfall has battered Central America for more than a week, wreaking havoc across the region. Oxfam is proving emergency assistance in El Salvador to help combat the dangerous floods and mudslides resulting from the rain.

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Asha collects water in Lafole, Somalia, supplied by Oxfam & SAACID. Photo: Oxfam

The new escalation in fighting and insecurity along the Kenya-Somalia border risks increasing the suffering for civilians already devastated by drought and conflict, international agency Oxfam said today, three months since famine was announced in Somalia.

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Commitments that were made by governments in 2005 to ensure that people are better prepared for disasters in Pakistan have fallen short and will not be met by the deadline of 2015.

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People flee the waters with their belongings. Sindh, Pakistan. Photo: Oxfam

The gains made and the lives saved through flood-relief activities in Pakistan are in jeopardy as critical emergency-response supplies run low

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Women & children wait to be seen by medical staff. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

The world must put people’s lives before politics if is to stand any chance of aiding people suffering from the famine in Somalia, a group of 20 aid agencies said today in an open letter. While aid is getting through in many areas, it is not at the scale needed.

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Building a latrine in a camp in Sindh, Pakistan: timelapse video. Together with our partners in the Shikapur district, we've installed 244 emergency latrines, at a cost of just 2,000 rupees each ($22.80). In the past year, Oxfam has helped 2.4 million people affected by the Pakistan floods.

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