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Working with the local community, we helped bring clean and reliable water and sanitation to Kobuan, a coastal settlement in central Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

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Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. Photo: Jonny Bonny/Oxfam

With temperatures set to soar up to 104ºF (40˚C) in the coming weeks, international agency Oxfam has warned that the warmer weather will increase health-related risks for Syrian refugees.

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Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.

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Government officials update information board. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.

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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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Though seven months after the heavy rains some roads are still under water, Oxfam's emergency fund allowed a fast response to the severe flooding in suburbs of Dakar, Senegal.

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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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After the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010, latrines in camps are a basic but essential facility.

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