humanitarian emergency

humanitarian emergency

Haiti Progress Report 2014

On 12 January 2010, a massive earthquake hit Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, killing 220,000 people, injuring 300,000 and severely damaging great swaths of the city. This progress report highlights Oxfam’s work in Haiti in 2014 in water, sanitation and public health; in disaster risk reduction, economic development and reconstruction. It also summarizes the funding and spending for Oxfam’s response to the Haiti earthquake.

Screen copy of the timeline of the food security crisis in Somalia. Credit: Africa Research Institute

Timeline of the crisis in Somalia

Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.

Water delivery in a school, in Gaza

Delivering safe water in Gaza, despite the danger

The bombing of the past six weeks has caused massive damage to Gaza's water supplies. Oxfam and local partner YEC deliver safe drinking water to thousands of people who have taken refuge in schools and other shelters across Gaza. 

Lifting blockade crucial to Gaza recovery

Full recovery from the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza will be impossible unless Israel’s blockade is lifted permanently, Oxfam warned today as it held a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, to highlight the suffering the blockade causes.

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