Tagged: humanitarian emergency

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Pastoralist communities are now reliant on food aid, Kenya. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxf

While the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, unfortunately, “slow-onset” humanitarian crises, such as the worsening drought in the Horn in Africa, have not received the same attention.

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Railway station, Yamada Town, Japan. Photo: Miki Tokairin/JOICFP

A massive relief operation is now underway in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, involving the government, the army and civil society. Oxfam Japan is raising money for several local organizations active in the disaster areas.

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Food distribution in Jacmel, Haiti. Credit: Oxfam

10,000 food kits with local agricultural products have been distributed in many Haitian cities. Oxfam favors this approach in order to encourage local production, which is key to the revitalization of the economy.

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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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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.

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Rescuers carry an injured man from the ruins after an earthquake at the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, Qinghai province April 15, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer, courtesy of alertnet.org

International agency Oxfam is preparing to send blankets and water proof sheeting as part of a $260,000 aid package to the earthquake hit area of Yushu County of south-eastern Qinghai Province in northwest China.

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Food distribution at a community canteen

Clotide Anilus, a 38-year-old mother of three, is one of the beneficiaries of Oxfam-funded community canteens. Through these canteens, Oxfam provides free hot meals to 4,500 earthquake survivors in the area.

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The Haitian government must ensure new camps are ready to receive earthquake survivors before more evacuations take place. Agencies are rushing to prepare a new site in time for people who must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides.

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