Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies
The Haitian government must ensure new camps are ready to receive earthquake survivors before more evacuations take place. Agencies are rushing to prepare a new site in time for people who must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides.
At the UN donor conference on the reconstruction of Haiti, the international community has pledged some $5 billion in aid over the next 2 years. Soon these pledges will need to turn into concrete progress on the ground.
Conditions for Haiti earthquake survivors are still critical with the rainy season nearly here. Shelter and sanitation remain Oxfam's top priorities. By the end of March, Oxfam has reached over 300,000 people with humanitarian assistance.
As EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton prepares to visit the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Oxfam International urges her to make the immediate lifting of the Israeli-imposed blockade her top priority.
Almost 10 million people across the Sahel region of West Africa are threatened with a severe food shortage. Oxfam calls for urgent response to warning signs.
Oxfam's team of humanitarian workers arrived in Santiago during the early hours of Tuesday morning spearheading the aid agency’s response to Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Oxfam is also looking into how to send basic emergency supplies from its Bolivia stock to Chile.
Oxfam is today sending a team of water engineers and logisticians from Colombia and senior humanitarian staff from its center in Mexico in response to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile today.