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Drought worsens crisis in Somalia

Somalia is suffering its worst drought in years and failed rains are already devastating half a million lives, international aid agency Oxfam warned today. An ongoing conflict in the country together with the drought has pushed hundreds of thousands of Somalis beyond their ability to cope.
Pakistan pays 44% of all taxes it collects repaying its debts, and hands over around 3 times more on debt than it spends on healthcare every year. Act now: tell the world’s Finance Ministers to drop Pakistan’s debt.

Afghanistan Security Incident

Oxfam deeply regrets the deaths of two of its Afghan staff members and a community volunteer and the injuries to one staff member and one community volunteer. They were deeply committed to improving the lives of other Afghans and our thoughts are with their families at this time.

In the crowded camps of Port-au-Prince, preventing the outbreak of disease is a challenge that confronts everyone. Oxfam's public health promoters have found a memorable way to spread the word on some basic steps to take.

Gaza needs jobs, not just aid

Oxfam today warned that the Gazan economy, which has been almost completely destroyed by three years of isolation, will continue to unravel unless the blockade is completely and immediately lifted.

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