Tagged: internally displaced people

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Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC. Photo: Eddy Mbuyi/Oxfam

Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as North Kivu, in DRC, is hit by increased militarization, poor harvest & little access to clean water.

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Oxfam's Louis Belanger reports from Mugunga camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where we are supplying water and sanitation to 50,000 people who have recently fled the ongoing conflict.

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Malian woman at the Mentao Nord camp in Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam is extremely concerned that the recent intensification of fighting in Mali, which includes the intervention of French military, could worsen restrictions on humanitarian access and lead to a significant increase the humanitarian needs of populations across the country and in neighboring states.

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Snow blizzards in makeshift camp, Jordan. Photo: Ruba Saqr/Oxfam

More than two million refugees have fled the conflict in Syria into neighboring countries and are now in desperate need of shelter, food, water and medical care. We have now reached 900,000 people with emergency relief.

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A military offensive in northern Mali would have serious humanitarian consequences and requires serious safeguards to be put in place warns a coalition of ten non-governmental organizations today.

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Thousands of Haitians face eviction. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam calls for urgent action to prevent eviction of thousands from camps, as residents say they will be unable to afford to pay rent.

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Kazigira, 25 years old, Mugunga IDPs camp, DRC. Credit: Oxfam

As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo grows, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting in the past 48 hours, Oxfam is stepping up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 80,000 people in and around Goma.

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Thousands of people are now seeking refuge in Kibati, Nyiragongo territory, on the outskirts of Goma, eastern DRC. Oxfam will be supplying water and sanitation to the community. The recent influx of internally displaced people here is the direct consequence of the conflict that continues to devastate the country.

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Photo: Medina washes her family's clothes in front of her makeshift shelter.

Since Medina’s family was displaced and living in unsanitary conditions, getting potable water stored in a clean container was a challenge. But thanks to a partnership between Oxfam and the national Somali organization HIJRA, Medina and thousands of other displaced Somalis have received a brand new jerry can.

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