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A structural vulnerability, the lack of rain and crop failure is leaving the central area of Chad in a critical situation of food security. Resources are scarce and ever more pressing needs.

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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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Dressed in colourful shawls, women walk out in the early evening at an IDP camp based in the grounds of Takht Bhai's technical college. Credit: Alixandra Fazzina/ Oxfam

A group of nine major international aid agencies said today that their aid effort of reaching over 1 million victims of the fighting in Swat valley of Pakistan was under threat due to a lack of funds. The agencies face a shortfall in excess of $42m.

Zahir Ali. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Climate change has definitely altered the seasons in Bangladesh. Now, considering that the flood waters can stay for well over a month, the importance of shelters cannot be overestimated.

Arthur Abrahamyan. Credit: Oxfam

Arthur Abrahamyan was among the first beneficiaries who joined Oxfam Health Schemes in 1999. In addition, Oxfam provided basic construction materials to help them renovate the roof and the floor of the old house that he was provided.

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Oxfam calls aid drops hugely expensive, partial solution.

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