Tagged: internally displaced people

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Traumatized, exhausted and half-starved civilians who have fled Sri Lanka’s conflict zone are being housed in camps without decent water and sanitation facilities and with inadequate food supplies, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

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As thousands of families continue to flee their homes in northwest Pakistan amid clashes between government forces and organized armed groups, Oxfam International has begun providing emergency relief to around 175,000 women, men and children in urgent need of assistance.

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While Oxfam recognizes that a solution is needed to halt appalling levels of human rights abuses committed by armed rebels, the answer cannot be action that knowingly increases levels of human suffering

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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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Families displaced from Mogadishu waiting near Muuri for water to be delivered by tanker. People have to place their jerrycans in the queue for water, and may have to wait for several deliveries before their turn comes. April 2007. Credit: Oxfam

Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees will face a humanitarian emergency this year, unless urgent steps are taken to deal with a serious public health crisis unfolding in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, international agency Oxfam warned in a new report issued today.

Emergency Article
Displaced families among the shelters of Shareco camp, Ceelasha, Somalia.

Hassan lived in Mogadishu with his wife and ran a small business. When extreme violence broke out in the capital in late 2006, he escaped to the Middle Shabelle region with his children.

Emergency Article
Jamila, her grandson, and an Oxfam partner, Afgooye, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam has been working with a local partner, the Center for Education and Development, in Southern Somalia - providing assistance to over 8,000 vulnerable people to build a working sanitation system.

Emergency Article
People that have fled the recent fighting in Somalia seek refuge at 'May 15th' IDP camp, Burao (Burco), Somaliland. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

There is a humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Somalia. Almost half of the country’s population – or 3.25 million people – are now in need of emergency aid. This represents a 77% increase since the start of 2008.

Emergency Article
Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced some 250,000 people to flee their homes. Ndayi, who lives in one of the Kibati camps, dreams of a better life. Credit: Oxfam

Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced some 250,000 people to flee their homes since August 2008. This is the story of how one displaced person, Ndayi, is hoping for an end to the conflict and a better life.

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