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Women wading through flood water with their emergency shelter kits which they have received from Oxfam. Credit: Iqbal Haider/Oxfam

A weak international donor response is hampering efforts to assist more than two million women, men and children affected by conflict in northwest Pakistan, raising the risk of prolonged suffering and instability, says international agency Oxfam.

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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.

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A family flee a military offensive, Dargai. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed, alertnet.org

As fighting intensifies in northwest Pakistan, hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have fled their homes. Oxfam is working to provide essentials to the people in greatest need.

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International agency Oxfam said today that it has had to double its aid effort in Pakistan as the number of displaced goes over 2 million, making the crisis the greatest internal displacement of people in the country’s history.

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As thousands of families continue to flee their homes in northwest Pakistan amid clashes between government forces and organized armed groups, Oxfam International has begun providing emergency relief to around 175,000 women, men and children in urgent need of assistance.

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Resident gather around the rubble of a collapsed house after an earthquake in Ziarat, one of the main tourist spots in Baluchistan, October 29, 2008. REUTERS/ Saeed Ali Achakzai, courtesy www.alertnet.org.

Oxfam will fly a team of four aid experts into the quake zone tomorrow from its base in Islamabad. The team will carry out an assessment and deliver an initial $81,000 aid package for those in need.

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