Tagged: humanitarian response
Tess Williams, Oxfam Humanitarian Coordinator, talks about life in a camp after the Haiti earthquake; how Oxfam is distributing hygiene items; and how a simple plastic sheet and bucket can make a huge difference to people's lives.
Oxfam is today sending a team of water engineers and logisticians from Colombia and senior humanitarian staff from its center in Mexico in response to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile today.
Oxfam Haiti earthquake response: we're providing water, latrines, shelter materials, cash, and other relief materials to those who have gathered in temporary camps both within Port-au-Prince and in hard-hit outlying areas.
International agency Oxfam said today that public generosity had secured enough money to fully fund its immediate emergency work in Haiti over the next six months – but funds still needed to help Haiti recover and rebuild over years.
Foreign ministers meeting in Montreal on Monday should agree to cancel Haiti’s outstanding $890 million international debt in the wake of the devastating earthquake, international agency Oxfam said today.