Tagged: disaster risk reduction

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A woman keeps her balance in the flood waters. Somalia, Sept 2012 Photo: HARDO

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.

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A circle of tents, Punjab, Pakistan, July 2011 Photo: Alixandra Fazzina

International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive year of flooding in Pakistan and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last years’ mega-floods.

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A man and his children looking at their flooded home, Pakistan. Photo: Oxfam

Lack of funds and limited relief stocks will severely hamper the Pakistan government’s and aid agencies’ ability to respond to further flooding this monsoon season, a consortium of 51 international and more than 150 national humanitarian organisations warned today.

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Unemployment forces peoeple to cut wood from the Sundarbans. Photo: Oxfam

A massive cyclone which hit Bangladesh in May 2009 is still having a devastating effect on the lives of many people in the country three years after the event.

Emergency Article
People building half-moon structures on bare soil.

Half moon shaped irrigation channels help preserve water when it next rains. And by building them, Nigerien families earn an income to get through the hungry months until then.

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The international humanitarian response system will fail to cope with the expected rise in the number of people exposed to crises unless there are more resources closer to where disasters happen and there is more investment in preventing and reducing the risk of disasters.

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Asha collects water in Lafole, Somalia, supplied by Oxfam & Oxfam partner SAACID

The international humanitarian response system will fail to cope with the expected rise in the number of people exposed to crises unless there are more resources closer to where disasters happen and there is more investment in preventing and reducing the risk of disasters, warns Oxfam.

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Flooding in the streets of Quelimane, in Zambezia. Photo: Oxfam

Tropical storm Dando and cyclone Funso affected more than 117,000 people and left 40 dead in Mozambique last week. Oxfam and local partners are providing water and sanitation in Zambezia, to help reduce the risk of cholera and other sanitation-related disease.

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