Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies
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.
International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season.
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.
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.
As Foreign Ministers gather in London for a major conference on Afghanistan, leading aid agencies warn that the international militaries' use of aid as a “non-lethal” weapon of war may even be putting Afghans at greater risk.