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3 Feb 2021 MAPUTO, Mozambique
Aid workers are scrambling to help an estimated 175,000 people affected by Cyclone Eloise which ripped through the south of Mozambique recently, causing major devastation in the city of Beira and the surrounding Buzi district. According to reports by aid agencies and local media, more than 8,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged in Sofala province, with many thousands housed in emergency accommodation centres...
8 Sep 2020 OXFORD, United Kingdom
A report published this month by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and charity Oxfam investigates how water supplies can be managed in long-term humanitarian crises."Water Supply in Protracted Humanitarian Crises" finds that long-lasting crises can have an eroding effect on infrastructure and the institutions responsible for service delivery, including humanitarian agencies and host governments...
9 May 2020 KINSHASA, Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), continued heavy flooding from the end of April, has caused UNICEF to warn of a potential outbreak of cholera.The Mulongwe River has burst its banks: flooding has damaged the local water treatment facility and destroyed the principal health facility in the area...
30 Oct 2019 Washington DC, United States
International aid organisation Oxfam has cut trucked water to thousands of Yemenis because of the increase in fuel prices in the conflict-torn country. Piped water systems installed by Oxfam, which supply a quarter of a million people, are running at around 50 per cent capacity, the agency said 22 October...
28 Jul 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
The Horn of Africa is once again in a drought that appears to be a new norm in the region, with more than 15 million people in need of urgent assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The region, which hasn’t fully recovered from a drought in 2017, is once again facing a humanitarian crisis.Appeals to governments have been partly successful, but only one-third of commitments have been fulfilled...
26 Mar 2018 AMMAN Jordan
Three Years Of Yemen War: “Let Us Not Fool Ourselves. Cholera Is Going To Come Back”: United Nations
Yemen Rainy Season Approaches; Time Is Lost as Aid Is Delayed; “Peanuts” Jibe At Trump; Three Years Of War Is “More Than Enough”The United Nations has warned that Yemen is likely to be hit by another cholera outbreak within a few weeks.As the third anniversary of the outbreak of the country’s civil war approaches, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa director, said (March 25) “Let us not fool ourselves...
12 Feb 2018 LONDON, UK
Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned over the handling of a sex scandal involving aid workers. The charity is accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011.
5 Sep 2017 OXFORD
Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend still further. Development and humanitarian programmes address these issues separately, but fail to create an integrated, sustainable solution.
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
Further heavy rain is expected this week in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, increasing risk of waterborne disease in the country, according to a report by the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS). Contamination of drinking water and sewage overflows are expected in the days and weeks to come.A mudslide on August 14th killed around 400 people in the Regent area near Freetown following the collapse of a hillside which occurred early in the morning while many were asleep...
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
The population of Gaza has even less access to water and sanitation than in the aftermath of 2014’s war, according to relief agency Oxfam.A report from the humanitarian agency relates that in August 2014 when a 50-day war ended, 900,000 people in Gaza lacked proper water and sanitation facilitates, a number which has now increased to 2 million...
15 Aug 2016 JUBA, South Sudan
International humanitarian relief group Oxfam says it has reached more than 20,000 residents of Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the ongoing battle against the city’s cholera outbreak.The aid agency is repairing boreholes, as well as distributing soap, buckets and water treatment tablets. Public awareness campaigns on cholera prevention and treatment are being conducted...
29 Jul 2016 EDINBURGH
About 6.5 million people in Malawi are facing severe food shortages, including 975,000 children under two who are at particularly high risk of malnutrition. Oxfam Scotland is urging people to make donations, with the first £70,000 raised to be matched by the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund.