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Millions of people have been affected by the worst flooding to hit Pakistan in living memory. Oxam has launched an emergency response to reach almost 400,000 people.

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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.

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Women cry next to a destroyed building in Talca some 186 miles south of Santiago February 27, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero, courtesy alertnet.org

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on 27 February. Oxfam is planning a three-month response focusing on hygiene distribution and promotion, as well as advising government institutions on water and sanitation.

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Oxfam's assessment of the damage of Saturday's earthquake to the south of Chile is now well underway. Our team of logisticians and water engineers split in two and headed for two locations – Constitución and Concepcion.

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A policeman inspects debris on the coast close to the epicenter of an earthquake that generated waves flooding many towns to the north and south, in Pelluhue,   Chile, February 28, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero, courtesy www.alertnet.org

Oxfam's team of humanitarian workers arrived in Santiago during the early hours of Tuesday morning spearheading the aid agency’s response to Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Oxfam is also looking into how to send basic emergency supplies from its Bolivia stock to Chile.

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Oxfam was delivering 8 million liters of water each day. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam Haiti earthquake response: we're providing water, latrines, shelter materials, cash, and other relief materials to those who have gathered in temporary camps both within Port-au-Prince and in hard-hit outlying areas.

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Oxfam is responding to the biggest earthquake for 200 years in Haiti. We've flown in more than 60 tons of emergency supplies and equipment, and we're reaching more and more people each day.

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The end of search and rescue efforts does not mean we can slow down. Relief and recovery for the survivors is the priority now.

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Sumatra tsunami relief effort: Oxfam tarps have been distributed by local partners, on the road from Padang heading north to Pariaman, Indonesia. Credit: Kate Thwaites/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam today began tankering clean water into Padang, as part of the relief effort for the many people affected by last Wednesday’s 7.6 magnitude earthquake. Providing clean water is an immediate priority.

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Internally displaced men and children, fleeing military operations in the Swat valley region, line up for curry and bread at the UNHCR Yar Hussain camp in Swabi district, Pakistan, June 2, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/ Adrees Latif/ Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Millions of people forced to flee the fighting in Pakistan’s Swat Valley struggled to receive vital aid because the international community provided too little help, too late, according to a report released today by international aid agency Oxfam.

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