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

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Djani Zadi, Oxfam's warehouse manager in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, takes us on a tour around Oxfam's busy warehouse near the airport.

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Girls at the Jalozai camp, Nowshera district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Credit: Oxfam

More than 1.3 million people are displaced, dependant on emergency relief to survive. But dwindling contributions from the international community are forcing humanitarian organizations to close programs.

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Oxfam has been working hard to get a resettlement site ready for the first people to arrive, installing latrines, showers and water bladders. Thousands of people must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides after the January 2010 earthquake.

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Rescuers carry an injured man from the ruins after an earthquake at the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, Qinghai province April 15, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer, courtesy of alertnet.org

International agency Oxfam is preparing to send blankets and water proof sheeting as part of a $260,000 aid package to the earthquake hit area of Yushu County of south-eastern Qinghai Province in northwest China.

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A Haitian is repairing a roof damaged by the earthquake on 12 January 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Ahead of a crucial conference on Haiti's reconstruction in New York, the people of Haiti say they want jobs to be their path toward rebuilding, an Oxfam survey reveals. Haitians' most pressing needs are jobs, schools and homes.

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On March 12th, 2010, film students from Haiti's only film school Cine Institute in Jacmel, in partnership with Oxfam and FilmAid, asked Haitians about their priorities for rebuilding their country: jobs, schools and homes.

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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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Paul Neal, Oxfam team leader of the shelter program in Haiti, talks about how young people are being given cash for work to put together shelter materials for those affected by the 12 January earthquake.

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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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