Tagged: humanitarian response

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Oxfam emergency boats help the rescue efforts

Less than a week into the crisis, Oxfam is delivering clean water to almost 100,000 people made homeless by catastrophic flooding in Pakistan.

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Thanks to your overwhelming support, Oxfam has been able to support more than 420,000 people.

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After the Haiti earthquake, thousands of people were left without sanitation. People need toilets from day one, so Oxfam is trialling various solutions such as peepoo bags and other innovative methods.

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Fisherfolk have reported a significant decline in fish catches in the years following Cyclone Narigs. Oxfam has provided farming and fishing equipment to 11,500 families. Credit: Aye Zaw Myo/Oxfam

Oxfam called for additional funding for the 2008 Cyclone Nargis survivors in Myanmar today, saying the upcoming monsoon season is posing a serious threat to their recovery with shelter still a pressing need and agriculture at risk.

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Oxfam has sent out two teams of aid experts to earthquake hit Quinhai and Sichuan provinces. The teams will be distributing 2,000 blankets and 2,000 rolls of plastic sheeting for emergency shelter.

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Women cry next to a destroyed building in Talca some 186 miles south of Santiago February 27, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero, courtesy alertnet.org

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on 27 February. Oxfam is planning a three-month response focusing on hygiene distribution and promotion, as well as advising government institutions on water and sanitation.

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Oxfam's water engineer Step Haiselden shows us how a water bladder is installed at the Marassa camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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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.

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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.

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Oxfam was delivering 8 million liters of water each day. Credit: Oxfam

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.

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