Tagged: humanitarian response

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Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess the water and sanitation conditions in Bohol, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines this week.

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Oxfam food distribution, Ganjam, India. Photo: Sam Spickett/Oxfam

Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated as a huge cyclone hit India's coast on Saturday, 12 October. Oxfam's humanitarian aid response has now begun, aiming to reach those worst affected.

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Muhammad's family fled Syria for Lebanon. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

New Oxfam research reveals that many donor countries are failing to provide their share of the urgently-needed funding for the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.

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Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.

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The UN estimates that almost 7 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, including 4 million internally displaced. These photos show how Syrians are coping with this dramatic situation.

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Harne Waddaye, aged 60, Louga village, Chad. Photo: Oxfam

In a new report, 'Learning the Lessons', international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities to better prepare for recurring emergencies.

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Refugees from Syria, Zaatari camp, Jordan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Syria’s humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control, leaving relief agencies overstretched and struggling to cope with a massive surge in refugee numbers and with promised funds still yet to arrive on the ground, warns international aid agency, Oxfam.

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Pastoralists in the region of Gao, Mali. Photo: Oxfam

In early January 2012, Oxfam launched an emergency response to the 2011-2012 food crisis in order to support some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Fighting has limited humanitarian activity in northern Mali, but working with partners we continue to support communities in the north.

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Government officials update information board. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.

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