Tagged: emergency response

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A road littered with debris, Tacloban city. Photo: Erik de Castro/Reuters

Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Philippines in years. The international agency is looking to raise $16 million to reach half a million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Aid experts report a scene of utter devastation in Haiyan hit Philippines.

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Imelda holds vegetables grown in a garden she created via Oxfam's Cash for Work

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, affecting about 14 million people. 4 million people were left homeless. There was a strong emergency response inititally, but we are concerned that long-term recovery is not happening fast enough for the poorest people.

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We have dispatched a team of experts on the ground in the Philippines today after typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) hit on 8 November to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions of those affected.

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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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In the six months since the devastating floods hit Pakistan, with the help of generous public donations, Oxfam has helped almost 1.9 million people.

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