Tagged: floods

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Villagers clean out drainage channels, Haiti. Photo: Chris Hufstader/Oxfam

A local mayor enlists support from Oxfam to address major flooding in his community in rural Haiti. Oxfam's Chris Hufstader reports from the ground.

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From East Africa to Japan, from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, the year 2011 has been marked by tragic disasters and crises, which seriously hit the most vulnerable people. Oxfam has responded to these crises, with both emergency and long-term programs, and launched a new global campaign, GROW.

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Whole villages were wiped out by Washi. Photo: Ralph Jacinto Quiblat/Oxfa

International aid agency Oxfam today warned that a disease outbreak is “waiting to happen” unless authorities quickly manage the shortage of water supply and address sanitation needs around shelter areas, since the flash floods hit the area over the weekend.

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Typhoons, Philippines. Credit: REUTERS/John Javellana, Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Oxfam is responding to the flooding in the southern Philippines with humanitarian aid.

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This Oxfam documentary shows how floods impact women in Pakistan. Floods makes their lives difficult, but the lack of aid is making it even more difficult.

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A Hindu community in a makeshift camp along the road in Sindh. Photo: Sam Phelps

Three months after widespread flooding that has affected over 5 million people in southern Pakistan, a critical shortage of funding and broad international disinterest has left millions of people at risk of illness, malnutrition and cold as the winter closes in.

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Oxfam ran special 'cash-for-work' programs to help those whose livelihoods were washed away by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan get back on their feet. In this video, Ali Hassan collects and cashes a check for some of the work he's done.

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Women collecting water, Ethiopia. Photo: Oxfam

For many of the more than 13 million people affected by the drought and food crisis in East Africa, the short October-to-December rains signal a shift in need and are likely to lead to increased requirements for health, shelter and water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

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A camp settlement among flood waters in Sindh. Photo: Oxfam

Over nine million people who have been affected by severe flooding in Sindh province are at risk of disease and widespread malnutrition, while relief efforts reaching over five million people are under threat due to lack of funds.

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Intense rainfall has battered Central America for more than a week, wreaking havoc across the region. Oxfam is proving emergency assistance in El Salvador to help combat the dangerous floods and mudslides resulting from the rain.

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