Tagged: Haiti

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The Petionville golf course in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, before and after the devastating earthquake that struck the country on 12 January 2010. Credit: Yahoo map, and Google map

Less than a third of people living in one of the largest camps in Port au Prince say that they are willing to move to camps sited outside the city according to a snap-shot survey carried out by international agency Oxfam.

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G7 finance ministers meeting in Canada this weekend must agree to a Financial Transaction Tax to leverage billions needed to help poor nations deal with the impact of the global economic crisis.

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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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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.

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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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Survivors take shelter where they can. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up camps and improve their living conditions. This “cash-for-work” effort began on Sunday and will expand this week across the nine sites serving 80,000 people.

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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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While it's easier to provide water, latrines, food and shelter in an organized camp than in the myriad vacant lots and churchyards where people have taken refuge, we can't lose sight of the need for permanent housing.

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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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