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Oxfam-funded local organizations in West Sumatra are on aid missions in the earthquake-hit area ready to distribute 2,400 sheets of tarpaulins for
emergency shelter, hygiene kits and clothing said the international agency today.

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Temporary evacuation camps built by people in the Ayeyarwaddy delta from the spare parts of damaged houses left by Nargis. Credit: Oxfam

Hundreds of thousands of people who survived Myanmar's worst-ever cyclone are facing the prospect of being trapped in debt with little prospect of securing further credit or loans and need urgent help from the international community.

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Khin Ohn Yi's family received materials from Oxfam to build a new home. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Oxfam's humanitarian response has provided support to around half a million people in Myanmar, after the Cyclone Nargis swept through the Ayeyarwady delta and largest city, Yangon.

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This documentary highlights the serious problems still facing many families affected one year after Cyclone Sidr struck the southern coast of Bangladesh. Despite funding pledges from international donors, only about one quarter of some 276,000 new homes promised have been built.

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Halim sitting by a partially built home. Halim received 18 pieces of metal sheeting, screws, nails, timber and a carpentry toolkit from Oxfam to build his new house. Credit: Oxfam

Almost one year after Cyclone Sidr ravaged southern Bangladesh last November 15, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions homeless, more than one million survivors are struggling without proper shelter and are at greater risk of disease than before.

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Cyclone victims trying to save their belongings. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Oxfam's humanitarian response has provided support to around half a million people so far.

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A third tropical storm hit Haiti this week, further complicating efforts already underway to respond to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Gustav, said international agency, Oxfam today.

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Zahir Ali. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Climate change has definitely altered the seasons in Bangladesh. Now, considering that the flood waters can stay for well over a month, the importance of shelters cannot be overestimated.

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