Tagged: humanitarian emergency
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.
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 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.
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.
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.