Tagged: humanitarian crisis

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Bilhuda Ibrahim and her family. Credit: Mubashar Hasan/Oxfam

Bilhuda Ibrahim and her family are living crammed into a single tent in an overcrowded camp with four thousand other flood survivors. Four weeks after they were forced from their home by the rising waters, she can still see no end in sight to their ordeal.

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Against the backdrop of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's visit to devastated areas of Pakistan, international aid agency Oxfam today says that the visit is welcome as the humanitarian community struggles to cope with limited funds and a rapidly escalating crisis.

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"There is water flowing where my home was."

Pakistan is facing the worst floods of the century. Many have lost their loved ones, houses, crops and belongings. Oxfam’s Tariq Malik presents voices of flood-hit people from Kot Mithan, a district of Southern Punjab.

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Collecting water, Kalma camp, Sudan, 2004. Credit: Adrian McIntyre/Oxfam

On 4 March 2009, Oxfam GB was one of 16 international and Sudanese organizations whose licences to work in northern Sudan were revoked. Alun McDonald looks at what has happened since.

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Video of Naomi's story, just one of many appalling stories of human rights abuses in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Please join our Stop the Killing in the Congo Petition to help change this.

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Oxfam has been working to help manage water supply. Simple techniques like stone water channels can drain water logged land and together with a better seed, can deliver four times the harvest families were getting previously. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Oxfam calls for a radical shake-up in the way the world deals with food crises in Ethiopia and beyond. The agency rounded on what it called a “knee-jerk reaction” to food crises which is dominated by sending food aid.

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Wajir, Northern Kenya. Credit: Kevin Ouma/Oxfam

More than 23 million people are being pushed towards severe hunger and destitution across East Africa, international aid agency Oxfam warned today, as it launched an emergency appeal to raise $15 million.

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The living conditions in the camps in Afgooye are very bad. Families are sheltering in tiny huts, pieced together from plastic bags and sticks. Credit : Hassan Noor/Oxfam

A total failure of the international community to deal effectively with the Somalia crisis and help end the war is resulting in a spiral of human suffering and exodus to neighboring countries.

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Training exercise in Haiti to learn how to save lives in a flood.

In six years time the number of people affected by climatic crises is projected to rise by 54 per cent to 375 million people.

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People registering to leave Kibati camp, for a new camp west of Goma, which in six months time will have capacity for 60,000 peole. The registration process is thorough: they get a health check, a hygiene kit and some sheeting. Credit: Ian Bray/Oxfam

According to UN figures, some 250,000 people in the provinces of North and South Kivu have been displaced since mid-January following a military operation targeting the FDLR rebel group.

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