Tagged: Conflict & Emergencies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oxfam has sent out two teams of aid experts to earthquake hit Quinhai and Sichuan provinces. The teams will be distributing 2,000 blankets and 2,000 rolls of plastic sheeting for emergency shelter.
Oxfam has been working hard to get a resettlement site ready for the first people to arrive, installing latrines, showers and water bladders. Thousands of people must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides after the January 2010 earthquake.