Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies

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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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While Oxfam has no connection to the Gaza flotilla, we condemn any use of violence and loss of life which occured when the Israeli navy intercepted it at sea.

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Each and every peacekeeper is still needed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, aid agency Oxfam said today (28 May) as the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of MONUC, the UN peacekeeping force in the country.

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A man goes out in search of drinking water in the still-inundated Gabura region. Credit: Moneer ul Islam/Oxfam

The international community must financially support those affected by Cyclone Aila, which hit Bangladesh a year ago. With the threat of an impending monsoon, people cannot return to their homes until damaged embankments are rebuilt.

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Cyclone Aila swept across southern Bangladesh and eastern India on 25 May 2009, causing widespread damage. One year later, communities are still waiting for damaged embankments to be rebuilt so that they can return to their homes.

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There are few teachers in Jalalabad, Afghanitan, and students have very few books, no chairs or desks and most importantly no shelter from the sun or rain. Credit: Shah Bibi/ACBAR

As President Barrack Obama prepares for a much-anticipated meeting with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai next week in Washington, DC, aid agency Oxfam International urges the two leaders to prioritize the safety of millions of Afghan civilians who continue to be caught in the conflict.

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A structural vulnerability, the lack of rain and crop failure is leaving the central area of Chad in a critical situation of food security. Resources are scarce and ever more pressing needs.

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Girls at the Jalozai camp, Nowshera district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Credit: Oxfam

More than 1.3 million people are displaced, dependant on emergency relief to survive. But dwindling contributions from the international community are forcing humanitarian organizations to close programs.

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A second Oxfam relief team has delivered supplies to 2,000 earthquake survivors in Qinghai. In addition, Oxfam will also be helping with public hygiene information campaigns and is flying in 600 tents.

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Oxfam Hong Kong has distributed blankets for 2,000 survivors of the earthquake in a temporary camp in Yushu County, Qinghai. Yet, about 20,000 people are living in this camp, and the needs are urgent.

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