Tagged: humanitarian crisis

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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.

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More than 100,000 people have crossed the border from Ivory Coast to eastern Liberia, fleeing the threat of violence following November's disputed election results. We visited some of the camps along the border, and spoke to some of the refugees, to get an idea of what they were experiencing.

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International agency Oxfam today flew relief supplies for 70,000 people from the UK to Liberia. The aid is in response to the escalating humanitarian crisis as people continue to flee the political violence that continues to affect Ivory Coast.

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Africa’s latest crisis is escalating into further bloodshed and suffering and risks becoming another “forgotten emergency” as thousands of Ivorian refugees flee for their lives. Oxfam is preparing to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to refugees in Liberia.

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Oxfam's prototype gabion house is built from rubble. Credit: Kenny Rae/Oxfam

In a report released today, Oxfam called on the Haitian authorities, with support from the international community, to move forward on plans to start rebuilding the shattered country and enable close to one million people still living in tents and under tarpaulins to resettle or return home.

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Families living with minimal shelter, Pakistan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam today called on rich countries and institutions, meeting for the third time in as many months to discuss flood-ravaged Pakistan, to end the talking and start giving the substantial funds needed to help save lives and start to rebuild the country.

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Children wash their hands. Photo: Caroline

Five international aid agencies are calling world leaders at today’s Sudan summit to take concrete action to help ensure peace, safety and development for all Sudanese people. Failure to act risks a new eruption of violence and threatens the future of Africa’s largest country.

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Mitthal and Shahul have lost their homes in the Pakistan floods and are now living in camps in Sindh Province. We asked them about their experience, their most urgent needs and their hopes for the future.

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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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Against the backdrop of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's visit to devastated areas of Pakistan, international aid agency Oxfam today says that the visit is welcome as the humanitarian community struggles to cope with limited funds and a rapidly escalating crisis.

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