Tagged: humanitarian aid

Press Release

More then 300,000 people already seriously weakened by lack of food are in grave danger from the cholera epidemic currently sweeping Zimbabwe, said international aid agency Oxfam today. The Zimbabwean government's declaration of a national health emergency will hopefully spur international donors.

Press Release
Halim sitting by a partially built home. Halim received 18 pieces of metal sheeting, screws, nails, timber and a carpentry toolkit from Oxfam to build his new house. Credit: Oxfam

Almost one year after Cyclone Sidr ravaged southern Bangladesh last November 15, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions homeless, more than one million survivors are struggling without proper shelter and are at greater risk of disease than before.

Press Release

Renewed combat in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has caused a drastic deterioration in the humanitarian situation and immense suffering for civilians, the Congo Advocacy Coalition, a group of 83 aid agencies and human rights groups, said today.

Emergency
Cyclone victims desperately tried to save their belongings from the storm and the floods that followed. This family lost their home but were able to save some of their belongings. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Oxfam's humanitarian response has provided support to around half a million people so far.

Emergency
Udary received a loan to restart her business. Photo: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 caused widespread devastation, killing 227,000 people across 14 countries, with Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand the hardest hit. This exceptional emergency resulted in Oxfam’s largest ever emergency response.

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