Concerns for hundreds of unaccompanied children sleeping rough in Greece this winter
NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government
More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 12 organisations. The chronic shortage of accommodation for children is just one of the gaps in services that is worsening as the Greek Government prepares to take full control of the refugee response.
Danger of Cholera comeback as four in five people will be without steady water supply
Eight million people in Yemen will be without running water within days as fuel runs out due to the Saudi-led coalition blockade of the country's northern ports, Oxfam warned today.
They will join the almost 16 million people in Yemen who already cannot get clean piped water, leaving more than four in five people without a steady supply of clean water.
12 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, Oxfam and 13 other aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic humanitarian disaster now unfolding.
22.9 million People affected by drought in the region
15 million People facing crisis and emergency food Insecurity
1.8 million People in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia have been displaced by drought conditions
$1,612,000 million Horn of Africa Drought Response funding gap
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.
Yemen’s cholera outbreak has killed at least 2,177 people since 27 April. The World Health Organization now estimates the number of suspected cholera cases to be over 862,000, as of 22 October, making Yemen’s outbreak the world’s worst on record. In Haiti, as of 27 September last month, the WHO had recorded 813,026 suspected cases since 2010. Oxfam Public Health Promoter, Eva Niederberger, reports back on how challenging it is to reach cholera-affected people in Yemen.
The cholera outbreak is widespread
More than 300,000 women and girls who have fled rape and violence are not getting the protection and help they need because of lack of funds, Oxfam said ahead of a donor conference in Geneva today.
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.
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
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.