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Emergency Article
Displaced families among the shelters of Shareco camp, Ceelasha, Somalia.

Hassan lived in Mogadishu with his wife and ran a small business. When extreme violence broke out in the capital in late 2006, he escaped to the Middle Shabelle region with his children.

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Jamila, her grandson, and an Oxfam partner, Afgooye, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam has been working with a local partner, the Center for Education and Development, in Southern Somalia - providing assistance to over 8,000 vulnerable people to build a working sanitation system.

Emergency Article
People that have fled the recent fighting in Somalia seek refuge at 'May 15th' IDP camp, Burao (Burco), Somaliland. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

There is a humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Somalia. Almost half of the country’s population – or 3.25 million people – are now in need of emergency aid. This represents a 77% increase since the start of 2008.

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Cyclone victims desperately tried to save their belongings from the storm and the floods that followed. This family lost their home but were able to save some of their belongings. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Oxfam's humanitarian response has provided support to around half a million people so far.

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Udary received a loan to restart her business. Photo: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 caused widespread devastation, killing 227,000 people across 14 countries, with Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand the hardest hit. This exceptional emergency resulted in Oxfam’s largest ever emergency response.

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