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Boys at Oxfam hygiene item distribution

Oxfam Humanitarian Haiti Earthquake Appeal now closed, due to the over-whelming generosity of the public worldwide.

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Jean Vierre Herve doing a disaster response training exercise to learn how to save lives in a flood. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

The people of Haiti, having survived political turmoil, food insecurity and four hurricanes last year, could be pushed over the brink if world leaders do not act at the UN climate talks next month.

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A third tropical storm hit Haiti this week, further complicating efforts already underway to respond to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Gustav, said international agency, Oxfam today.

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For just 13 cents, Judith Alexandre is now able to buy a hot meal at a local restaurant in Haiti. Subsidized meals are one of the initiatives Oxfam is supporting to help people confronting a food crisis in Haiti. Credit: Bernard Cherelus

Once almost self-sufficient, Haiti now imports 80 percent of the rice it consumes. A dramatic cut in import tariffs lead to a drop in national rice production.

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