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Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haitis earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions. This cash-for-work effort will expand across the nine sites serving 80,000 people where Oxfam has recently installed clean water and latrines.

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Looking out to his destroyed farmland, Nafez continues, ‘I only pray that the borders will be open so that we can get what we need to rebuild our farm and earn an income.Credit: Mohammed Ali/Oxfam

The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and recovery.

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The crisis in Congo is often known as the ‘forgotten conflict’, yet it is a war that has killed over 5 million people. We have an opportunity to show the UN, and the world, that the killing must stop. Sign our Crisis in Congo petition now.

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Eastern Congo. January 2006. Katutu market Bukavu, South-Kivu. The fighting has led to appalling levels of hunger, disease, and death, and to countless abuses of human rights. Credit Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Since the start of military operations in January, more than 600 civilians have been killed and thousands of women and girls raped by armed rebel groups and government forces.

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A woman washes dishes at a creek running alongside a UNHCR camp in Pakistan's Swabi district, about 120 km (75 miles) north west of Islamabad, 15 May 2009.Credit: REUTERS/Mian Khursheed, courtesy alertnet.org

Three months after the clashes in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province began, we're highlighting the right of Internally Displaced People to return voluntarily and the need to establish sustainable security in their home villages.

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A 17 year old girl at a transition and rehabilitation center for children who have fled the armed forces, DRC.Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Rape, forced labor, reprisal attacks and torture are surging in eastern Congo as the result of the recent UN-backed military offensive, according to a new in-depth survey of nearly 600 villagers carried out by international aid agency Oxfam.

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