Tagged: emergency

Press Release
Drainage channel, Sanghar District, Pakistan. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Hundreds of thousands of people affected by Pakistan’s 2012 floods disaster still need urgent help both to meet their immediate needs and to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

Press Release
Woman milking a cow near Gujarat, India, in 1946. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam India’s CEO Nisha Agrawal is in the UK this week to mark 60 years of Oxfam working in India, responding to emergencies and helping to pull millions of people out of poverty.

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In the Sahel region, 18 million people can't get enough to eat. Let's stand together to repair the broken food system - fix the cracks to keep the house standing.

Campaign article

More than 18 million people in Sahel are facing a food crisis following erratic rains that have caused poor food harvests and water shortages. You can help by signing the #Sahel2012 petition to get world leaders to act.

Campaign article

More than 18 million people in Sahel are facing a food crisis following erratic rains that have caused poor food harvests and water shortages.

Emergency
Committee members clean the camp (Harper, Liberia). Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Thousands of refugees fled from Ivory Coast to neighboring countries, including Liberia, following the political after disputed elections in November 2010. Oxfam reached over 135,000 people with gearing up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

Press Release

International agency Oxfam today welcomed the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, to Liberia, as it called on the international community to pay greater attention to the worsening refugee crisis in the country.

Emergency Article
Bilhuda Ibrahim and her family. Credit: Mubashar Hasan/Oxfam

Bilhuda Ibrahim and her family are living crammed into a single tent in an overcrowded camp with four thousand other flood survivors. Four weeks after they were forced from their home by the rising waters, she can still see no end in sight to their ordeal.

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Oxfam beneficiaries in hold up their checks. Photo: Timothy Allen/Oxfam

Over 2010 and 2011 Pakistan was hit by its worst natural disaster – an estimated 18 million people have been affected by the floods. Oxfam has now reached 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid, including clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, tents and cash-for-work programs.

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