Tagged: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Children play in the tent city set up in Jean Jacques Dessalines Park in Port au Prince, Haiti 17 January 2010 after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the country   on 12 January 2010. Credit: EPA/Shawn Thew from http://www.epa.eu/en/article/1711839.html

International aid agency Oxfam today announced that its Humanitarian Haiti earthquake appeal was closing due to the overwhelming generosity of the public worldwide. Oxfam has received approximately $100m for its emergency work in Haiti.

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Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced some 250,000 people to flee their homes. Ndayi, who lives in one of the Kibati camps, dreams of a better life. Credit: Oxfam

Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced some 250,000 people to flee their homes since August 2008. This is the story of how one displaced person, Ndayi, is hoping for an end to the conflict and a better life.

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Ten years of conflict in D.R. Congo has left five million dead and over a million displaced. Oxfam is there.

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