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To help raise funds for Oxfam's response to the Haiti earthquake, actress Scarlett Johansson has designed a handbag. Part of the profits will be donated to Intermon Oxfam.

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Oxfam is responding to the biggest earthquake for 200 years in Haiti. We've flown in more than 60 tons of emergency supplies and equipment, and we're reaching more and more people each day.

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Building destroyed by the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Credit: Oxfam

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.

Emergency Article

The following witness accounts were collected on 23 January 2010 at the displaced persons camp at the church of Saint Caterine, Gressier, the same day Oxfam International installed a drinking water distribution tank.

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At least 500,000 people are living outdoors in improvised camps in the capital. Credit: Oxfam

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.

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The end of search and rescue efforts does not mean we can slow down. Relief and recovery for the survivors is the priority now.

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Oxfam water distribution, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 17 January 2010. Credit: Oxfam

Responding to the Haiti earthquake has been one of the toughest challenges ever, international aid agency Oxfam said today, one week since the quake struck, killing at least 80,000 people.

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Some of the water and sanitation equipment Oxfam will fly to Haiti on Saturday, 16 January. Credit: Karina Brisby/Oxfam

Oxfam staff in Haiti are providing shovels and picks for local civil workers to clear rubble to search for trapped victims in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Oxfam will fly up to 10 tons of water, sanitation, health and shelter equipment, to Santa Domingo at 2pm Saturday UK time.

Haitians clearing rubbble. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam reached 1.2 million people in Haiti through our earthquake response and cholera prevention programs. Although much remains to be done, Haitians are now leading reconstruction and development in the country.

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El Fasher, North Darfur. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.

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