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17 Oct 2017 description
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By Bassim Assuqair

Working with local partners in emergencies enables Oxfam to respond to the needs of more vulnerable people in a timely and sensitive way. Here Bassim Assuqair shares a success story from Yemen where in partnership with Oxfam youth organization GWQ has been able to build humanitarian capacity to respond to the crisis in their local area.

13 Oct 2017 description
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Key Statistics

  • 22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

  • 15 million People facing crisis and emergencey food insecurity - 84,575 Cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) / Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

  • 1.8 Million People in Kenya,
    Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

  • $1,612,000 Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

12 Oct 2017 description
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Aid workers are in a race against time to stop the rapid spread of disease as thousands of Rohingya people arrive in Bangladesh every day. Oxfam warned that an outbreak of cholera would devastate the camps where hundreds of thousands of people are without safe water, shelter or enough food to eat.

More than 50,000 newly arrived Rohingya refugees have been hit by diarrhea, pneumonia, skin disease and acute malnutrition as aid agencies struggle to meet the needs of more than half a million people who have arrived from neighboring Myanmar since August.

27 Sep 2017 description

Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:

One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.

22 Sep 2017 description
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New opportunities and challenges one year after the landmark report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines

On 14 September 14 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines publicly released its final report entitled ‘Promoting innovation and access to health technologies’.

21 Sep 2017 description
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, killing more than 200 people in the country, most of them in and near Mexico City. According to media reports and Oxfam staff in Mexico, more than 700 people were injured in Mexico City alone. Large areas are now without electricity. Federal government agencies of Mexico are responding with rescue and medical aid in the affected area, and are continuing to respond to the areas already hit by the September 7 earthquake in Chiapas.

14 Sep 2017 description
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Oxfam y las organizaciones con las que trabaja en el Caribe están ayudando a las personas más afectadas por las inundaciones y los fuertes vientos del huracán Irma, que golpeó viviendas e infraestructuras y destruyó la producción agrícola.

En República Dominicana y Haití se logró evitar lo peor. Sin embargo, las personas más vulnerables que perdieron sus hogares y sus medios de subsistencia tampoco tienen acceso a los servicios de agua y saneamiento básicos. Oxfam les está apoyando.

13 Sep 2017 description
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KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

15 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

$1.6 Billion Oxfam Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap

CONTEXT UPDATE

10 Sep 2017 description
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Au lendemain du passage de l’ouragan Irma, Haïti et la République dominicaine sont confrontés aux dégâts considérables provoqués dans la nuit. Les équipes d’Oxfam évalueront directement les besoins des plus vulnérables dans les zones les plus lourdement touchées, à savoir principalement le nord des deux pays.

« Nous pensons que le pire est derrière nous, et la population espère avoir échappé au pire », confiait la nuit dernière, Tania Escamilla, porte-parole d’Oxfam qui a affronté la tempête à Cap-Haïtien, la deuxième ville du pays.

08 Sep 2017 description
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Published: 8 September 2017

People in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing “the day after” Hurricane Irma, which caused widespread damage overnight. Oxfam teams will immediately asses the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of both countries.

07 Sep 2017 description
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Parte de la población haitiana todavía está recuperándose del huracán Matthew, que arrasó la isla en 2016

La organización humanitaria Oxfam (Oxfam Intermón en España) teme que el huracán Irma destruya las infraestructuras básicas de las zonas más vulnerables de Haití, que todavía están recuperándose del golpe de Matthew en 2016.

07 Sep 2017 description
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Half-a-million people could be affected even in the best-case scenario – or as many as 3 million in the worst

Many supermarket shelves in northern Haiti are now empty and people in coastal areas are being evacuated inland to schools and public buildings in preparation for the worst of Hurricane Irma today and tomorrow.

04 Sep 2017 description
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Oxfam India is responding to the humanitarian needs of 1,35,200 people in five Indian states—Bihar, Assam, Manipur, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh where incessant rains have caused wide spread damage to lives and property. Oxfam India is assisting the flood ravaged communities with safe water, hygiene facilities, emergency shelter materials and other essentials.

According to information gathered from government data and media reports, over 4.2 crore people have been affected and more than 935 lives have been lost in nine flood-hit states of the country.

01 Sep 2017 description
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Oxfam chief back from fact finding mission to DRC where 1.5m are on brink of famine

Nearly 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes in the first six months of 2017, due to a vicious conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet this latest disaster has so far attracted little international aid or attention, Oxfam said today.

More people in the DRC have been driven from their homes in 2017 than in any other country. The 922,000 people displaced this year is more than the combined total of Nigeria and South Sudan.

16 Aug 2017 description
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Since the end of April 2017, Yemen has been experiencing its worst recorded outbreak of suspected cholera in a single year. By mid-August, more than 500,000 cases were recorded. More than two years of war have devastated large parts of Yemen’s infrastructure and left the majority of the population lacking basic services such as clean water or enough to eat. Levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are high, and make people even more vulnerable and susceptible to disease. Governorates with high levels of food insecurity are among those worst affected by cholera.

10 Aug 2017 description
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By Suzanne Ferron

This review aimed to get a better understanding of the extent and effectiveness of non-food item (NFI) distributions in Oxfam programmes, in order to develop recommendations for programme policy and guidance to maximize the impact of NFI distributions or alternatives in future responses. Documentation relating to 15 recent WASH responses was examined and key informant interviews were conducted with some of the key Oxfam staff involved in these responses.

04 Aug 2017 description
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KEY STATISTICS

22.9 Million people affected by drought in the region

13.6 Million people are facing Crisis and Emergency Food Insecurity

15 million people won’t have access to safe drinking water in 2017

84,575 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/Cholera have been reported in 2017 – with 1,546 associated deaths

1.8 million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions

30 Jul 2017 description
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HUMANITARIAN LEAD: OXFAM GB

20.7 m in need of aid
15.7 m in need of WaSH
17.1 m Food insecure
2.9 m IDPs & returnees
(Source: Clusters, OCHA April, 2017)

Humanitarian update:

 Between 27 April and 18 July 2017, a total of 362,545 suspected cholera/AWD cases and 1817 associated deaths have been reported.

21 Jul 2017 description
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Massive aid effort and cease-fire needed as rainy season approaches

The number of people with cholera in Yemen is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year since records began, Oxfam said today. At over 360,000 suspected cholera cases in just three months since the outbreak started, it is now already the largest number of cases in a year, topping the previous annual record of 340,311 in Haiti in 2011.