Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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A woman keeps her balance in the flood waters. Somalia, Sept 2012 Photo: HARDO

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.

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A circle of tents, Punjab, Pakistan, July 2011 Photo: Alixandra Fazzina

International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive year of flooding in Pakistan and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last years’ mega-floods.

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Salama and her daughter Eaman, Yemen. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

The hunger crisis in Yemen, which affects almost one out of every two Yemeni citizens, and is putting nearly one million children at risk of severe malnutrition, must be addressed immediately.

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Devastating floods in Niger are affecting more than 500,000 people, most of whose basic needs are not being met. We're providing household kits including soap, mats and mosquito nets, and water and sanitation provisions to almost 40,000 people.

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Sumberged huts, Assam. Photo: Oxfam

The people of Assam are facing two disasters, creating one of the worst humanitarian crises in the last decade. The most severe floods in the past 14 years have affected around two million people across 27 districts of Assam, while ethnic tensions have displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

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Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreak in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly in the next month.

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