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The Haitian government must ensure new camps are ready to receive earthquake survivors before more evacuations take place. Agencies are rushing to prepare a new site in time for people who must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides.

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René Garcia Préval (second from right), President of Haiti, addresses the ministerial "International Donors' Conference towards a New Future for Haiti". Credit: UN/Eskinder Debebe

At the UN donor conference on the reconstruction of Haiti, the international community has pledged some $5 billion in aid over the next 2 years. Soon these pledges will need to turn into concrete progress on the ground.

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Conditions for Haiti earthquake survivors are still critical with the rainy season nearly here. Shelter and sanitation remain Oxfam's top priorities. By the end of March, Oxfam has reached over 300,000 people with humanitarian assistance.

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As Ministers, delegates and aid organizations meet in New York this week to discuss the reconstruction effort for Haiti, six NGOs are livestreaming from a side event, on Tuesday, 30 March, 1:30pm EST.

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A Haitian is repairing a roof damaged by the earthquake on 12 January 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Ahead of a crucial conference on Haiti's reconstruction in New York, the people of Haiti say they want jobs to be their path toward rebuilding, an Oxfam survey reveals. Haitians' most pressing needs are jobs, schools and homes.

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Children play in the tent city set up in Jean Jacques Dessalines Park in Port au Prince, Haiti 17 January 2010 after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the country   on 12 January 2010. Credit: EPA/Shawn Thew from http://www.epa.eu/en/article/1711839.html

International aid agency Oxfam today announced that its Humanitarian Haiti earthquake appeal was closing due to the overwhelming generosity of the public worldwide. Oxfam has received approximately $100m for its emergency work in Haiti.

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Residents are cleaning up the Tapis Rouge camp in the Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti as part of Oxfam's cash-for-work program. Credit: Ivan Muñoz García/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season.

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Oxfam was delivering 8 million liters of water each day. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam Haiti earthquake response: we're providing water, latrines, shelter materials, cash, and other relief materials to those who have gathered in temporary camps both within Port-au-Prince and in hard-hit outlying areas.

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Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions.

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