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Charles and other school children are the beneficaries of the Oxfam school latrines project in Haiti. Photo: Vincent Trimeau/Oxfam

Development cooperation in crisis

At a time of great need, aid and other forms of development cooperation are at risk. Representatives from donor countries and developing countries alike will meet at the end of 2016 to discuss the way forward. The direction they take has the potential to affect millions of lives, for better or worse.

Karen Ramirez (center) meets with members of a national emergency coordination body in a community affected by a storm surge in El Salvador, in 2015.

Transforming the system of humanitarian response

Across the globe, armed conflicts are triggering crisis after crisis, and climate-related emergencies are on the rise. Oxfam is helping build a movement to shift power and resources into the hands of local humanitarian leaders.

Hurricane Matthew: International community must respond now to prevent more loss of life

Food, shelter and clean water are needed urgently by people in southern Haiti following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last week. Oxfam fears that the current death toll of at least 800 will increase further. The international community must act immediately to mitigate the loss of entire harvests and to counter any possible spikes of cholera. Oxfam is sending 3 tons of water purifying supplies to Haiti.

More than 1.5 million people without running water in Aleppo for five days

More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key water infrastructure and power to pumping stations is cut, leaving civilians at risk of water-borne diseases, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for action to halt attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure as the Syrian-Russian offensive enters its third week.

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