Tagged: humanitarian relief

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Snow blizzards in makeshift camp, Jordan. Photo: Ruba Saqr/Oxfam

More than two million refugees have fled the conflict in Syria into neighboring countries and are now in desperate need of shelter, food, water and medical care. We have now reached 900,000 people with emergency relief.

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A man and his children looking at their flooded home, Pakistan. Photo: Oxfam

Lack of funds and limited relief stocks will severely hamper the Pakistan government’s and aid agencies’ ability to respond to further flooding this monsoon season, a consortium of 51 international and more than 150 national humanitarian organisations warned today.

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Award winning photographer Alixandra Fazzina has recently travelled to some of the worst hit areas in Pakistan where she saw first hand the devastation caused by the floods. She photographed families in Pakistan and in the UK to document how they were spending the holy month of Ramadan.

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As a result of severe drought, the 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country’s annual needs. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food. Oxfam and our partners have implemented a destocking humanitarian program in the most vulnerable areas.

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A man goes out in search of drinking water in the still-inundated Gabura region. Credit: Moneer ul Islam/Oxfam

The international community must financially support those affected by Cyclone Aila, which hit Bangladesh a year ago. With the threat of an impending monsoon, people cannot return to their homes until damaged embankments are rebuilt.

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Children play in the tent city set up in Jean Jacques Dessalines Park in Port au Prince, Haiti 17 January 2010 after the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the country   on 12 January 2010. Credit: EPA/Shawn Thew from http://www.epa.eu/en/article/1711839.html

International aid agency Oxfam today announced that its Humanitarian Haiti earthquake appeal was closing due to the overwhelming generosity of the public worldwide. Oxfam has received approximately $100m for its emergency work in Haiti.

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Residents are cleaning up the Tapis Rouge camp in the Carrefour Feuilles neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti as part of Oxfam's cash-for-work program. Credit: Ivan Muñoz García/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season.

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Pallets of water treatment gear are ready to be loaded onto a Oxfam aid flight leaving East Midlands airport for quake-struck Haiti, 18 January 2010. Photo: Doug Marke/PAGEONE Photography

Fifty tons of aid equipment, which will help thousands of people in Haiti devastated by last week’s earthquake, will be packed up at Oxfam’s warehouse today, ready to be flown out tomorrow (Friday).

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Thach You breastfeeding her one-month old child on a ladder of her temporary shelter built on a higher ground. Credit: Soleak Seang/Oxfam

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The hunger period has been prolonged, and people in flood affected communities cannot wait any longer.

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