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One million people are still in urgent need of food, water and sanitation as refugees fear returning home.

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Refugees at Oxfam water stand, Liberia. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Four months of violence, looting and displacement have created a humanitarian crisis which will take months and perhaps years to ease Oxfam said today.

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Committee members clean the camp (Harper, Liberia). Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Thousands of refugees fled from Ivory Coast to neighboring countries, including Liberia, following the political after disputed elections in November 2010. Oxfam reached over 135,000 people with gearing up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

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Oxfam and local Sudanese partners are providing support, including water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, to nearly 250,000 people living in camps for internally displaced people in Darfur.

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Africa’s latest crisis is escalating into further bloodshed and suffering and risks becoming another “forgotten emergency” as thousands of Ivorian refugees flee for their lives. Oxfam is preparing to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to refugees in Liberia.

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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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Oxfam has built latrines. Photo : Chris Hufstader/Oxfam

For the 89 families crowded into tents on a strip of land in Gressier, an hour’s drive outside of Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, uncertainty has become the daily constant in their lives.

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Over half of the people do not have access to clean drinking water.

Southern Sudan will face enormous challenges and will need long-term support from the rest of the world regardless of the outcome of this week’s referendum. The vote could create the world’s newest country, which would also be home to some of the world’s poorest people.

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Three months after floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are increasing and in the worst-hit region, the southern province of Sindh, large areas remain underwater. Oxfam and our partners are currently helping more than 1.4 million of the flood-affected people.

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The activities around the Global Hand Washing Day are part of Oxfam’s flood response work in Pakistan on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, where we are reaching over a million people and continue to support communities as they recover from the worst floods in the country’s history.

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