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Oxfam today warned of a public health catastrophe in flood-hit Pakistan. While funding had stalled in recent weeks, the number of cases of reported disease, numbers of people displaced, and numbers of people affected by the floods continue to rise each day.

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Pakistan: Amir Khan talks to displaced people. Credit: Rebecca Wynn/Oxfa

World champion boxer Amir Khan is in Pakistan where he met families made homeless by the devastating floods and took part in an Oxfam distribution of aid.

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In the first year of our response, we have reached over 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Azad Jammu Kashmir. Oxfam's response focused on clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies, food and essential household items, shelter, and helping with the initial rescue work.

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Floods and heavy rains across Niger have destroyed crops less than two months before harvest, compounding the country's existing food crisis. Flooding has killed at least six people, left thousands homeless, ruined crops and forced hungry families to crisis point.

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Millions of people have been affected by the worst flooding to hit Pakistan in living memory. Oxam has launched an emergency response to reach almost 400,000 people.

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Thoung Ra stands with his wife and daughters. Credit: Timothy Herbert/OxfamAUS

A simple household water treatment system is helping poor families in Cambodia enjoy better health.

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Jeidi Garcia Rivera  gets drinking water from a tap next to a school in El Recuerdo, El Salvador. The water comes from a well provided by Oxfam America and its local partner, PROVIDA. Credit: Luis Galdámez/Oxfam America

Capped wells lined with a volcanic-rock filter provide families in Salvadoran communities with clean drinking water.

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More than one million people have sought refuge in over 150 relief camps after floods in Bihar swept away their homes. Credit: Oxfam

Efforts to tackle the devastating floods in north east India that have affected over 2.7 million people must be increased urgently to avert a secondary disaster due to disease, warns international agency Oxfam today.

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Rainwater cistern in the remote semi-arid region of north-east Brazil. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

In an area where the rain falls for just three months of the year where do people get their water during the other nine months? Oxfam is supporting a project to build one million water cisterns to ensure families have clean, easily-accessible water all year round.

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