Twenty five tons of aid equipment to help Syrian refugees was loaded at Oxfam’s warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire today (Thursday, 13 June) and will be flown to Jordan on Saturday.
Oxfam is supporting international efforts to assess needs in Patukhali, Barguna and Bhola, the three districts worst hit by Cyclone Mahasen that hit Bangladesh on 16 May.
In reaction to today’s international donors’ conference for the reconstruction of Mali [May 15, 2013], in Brussels, Marietou Diaby, Oxfam’s Country Director, said:
Oxfam reaction to news that the number of refugees fleeing Syria has now reached the
Syria’s humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control, leaving relief agencies overstretched and struggling to cope with a massive surge in refugee numbers and with promised funds still yet to arrive on the ground, warns international aid agency, Oxfam.
To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into tanks and to the taps. We completed the new system in just six weeks.
Reacting to the draft conclusions of the European Council on the EU long-term budget, which are freezing EU development and humanitarian aid at current levels, Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam's EU Of
Welcoming generous donations to the UN humanitarian appeal for Syria, Nigel Timmins, Oxfam’s Deputy Humanitarian Director, who visited Zaatari camp in Jordan today, said:
Governments meeting at tomorrow’s humanitarian pledging conference in Kuwait need to generously give substantial funds or risk leaving Syrians out in the cold without the help they need.