Tagged: rights in crisis

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Refugee mother and child, Amnabak camp. Credit: Helen Palmer/Oxfam

World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly. The first event was held in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

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A Bangladeshi family escape flood waters after the cyclone Aila hit in the south-west parts at Harinagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh 28 May 2009. More than 100 people died and most of the homes, crop fields and cattle were washed away. Credit: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Cyclone survivors in Bangladesh are now facing a severe risk of disease as the supply of safe drinking water is reaching crisis levels. Cyclone Aila hit the coast of Bangladesh on 25 May, affecting 3.6m people and leaving over 750,000 people homeless.

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A family flee a military offensive, Dargai. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed, alertnet.org

As fighting intensifies in northwest Pakistan, hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have fled their homes. Oxfam is working to provide essentials to the people in greatest need.

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Training exercise in Haiti to learn how to save lives in a flood.

In six years time the number of people affected by climatic crises is projected to rise by 54 per cent to 375 million people.

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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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Indonesia, after the Tsunami of December 2004. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

We aim to reduce the number of people who die, fall sick or suffer deprivation as a result of conflict or natural disaster. Find out how conflict and disasters can often be avoided.

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