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To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into a tank and to the taps.

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Photo: Medina washes her family's clothes in front of her makeshift shelter.

Since Medina’s family was displaced and living in unsanitary conditions, getting potable water stored in a clean container was a challenge. But thanks to a partnership between Oxfam and the national Somali organization HIJRA, Medina and thousands of other displaced Somalis have received a brand new jerry can.

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In 2011, Oxfam continued to deliver emergency water, sanitation, and public health work in Haiti, working with communities and local organizations to find more permanent solutions to meet long-term needs for these services. We also helped small businesses to flourish in the city and the countryside.

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A Hindu community in a makeshift camp along the road in Sindh. Photo: Sam Phelps

Three months after widespread flooding that has affected over 5 million people in southern Pakistan, a critical shortage of funding and broad international disinterest has left millions of people at risk of illness, malnutrition and cold as the winter closes in.

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As rains continue to lash the flood ravaged Sindh province in Pakistan, Oxfam warns of a severe risk of a public health crisis if clean water and sanitation is not urgently provided.

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While plastic sheeting latrine structures work well in emergency camps, the people of village Mubarak Hingorjo suggest that plastic sheets do not provide the required privacy at day time. We have worked with the local WASH committee to build latrines that are more suitable to the needs.

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In response to floods in Colombia, Oxfam has focused on provision of clean water and sanitation, and hygiene promotion.

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Oxfam assessments show that in Córdoba, Sucre, Boliviar and Chocó, 70% of the flood-affected population do not have access to safe water, adequate sanitation and washing facilities and have lost personal belongings and household items.

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Oxfam is today scaling up its aid effort to reach 200,000 people affected by the severe floods that have hit Colombia in recent weeks. The floods have affected more than two million people in 28 out of 32 districts in the country.

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The international community urgently needs to inject more funds and effort to stem a spiraling crisis in flood-hit Pakistan. A new United Nations appeal for funds will be issued on Friday.

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