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In the town of Anse-a-Veau in rural Haiti, basic household goods such as vegetable oil, batteries or spaghetti were hard to get – until a small Oxfam-supported shop opened recently. Simple projects like this strengthen the rural development that is key for rebuilding Haiti.

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Millions are affected by the Pakistan floods 2010.

The floods that have engulfed Pakistan over the last week are a mega disaster and the world needs to mount a mega response to ensure the millions affected get the help they need, international aid agency Oxfam said today as it called for a “gear shift” in the response to the crisis.

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This video follows the driver of one of the water tankers who talks about how his own life has been affected and the importance of his job.

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Oxfam is working in the camps to help provide clean water and latrines for the thousands of people living there.

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Oxfam and its partners have been running community canteens, an innovative project to provide food while reviving livelihoods.

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Through local partners and psychologists, Oxfam is working with young people in Haiti to put together improvised performances which enable them to express their minds about how they are feeling in the aftermath of the devastation.

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Thanks to your overwhelming support, Oxfam has been able to support more than 420,000 people.

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In the crowded camps of Port-au-Prince, preventing the outbreak of disease is a challenge that confronts everyone. Oxfam's public health promoters have found a memorable way to spread the word on some basic steps to take.

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Port-au-Prince: Thousands of earthquake survivors living in camps are vulnerable to landslides and flooding due to hurricanes, according to an evaluation of camp sites carried out by international agency Oxfam.

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