Subject: disasters

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It’s power and politics, stupid

Oxfam calls for radical change in way world deals with ever increasing numbers of people at risk of calamity   Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power...

Syrian refugee crisis: Oxfam warns of health risks as summer approaches

  Syria crisis: Funding urgently needed to provide assistance to over 1.4m Syrian Refugees   With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, international...

Swifter action is required to protect conflict displaced people from approaching Myanmar cyclone

Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.  "Oxfam...

Mali needs reforms and smart aid to stop its slide and help “win the peace”

International donors must help Mali to rebuild its ability to govern itself and stop its slide into economic ruin if it is to "win the peace" following the French-led military intervention,...

Cyclone set to hit Myanmar - could be devastating for people displaced by ethnic violence

Oxfam is deeply concerned by the potential impact of approaching Cyclone Mahasen on vulnerable communities already displaced by ongoing ethnic conflict in Rakhine area of Myanmar.  ...

Oxfam calls for improved humanitarian access to Syria as needs escalate

Refugee numbers in neighbouring countries steadily climb The world risks failing the people of Syria as the scale of suffering increases and the humanitarian fall-out from the crisis...

Radical shift needed to tackle hunger in the Sahel

  In a new report published today, international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities...

North Mali: alarming humanitarian situation following months of hardship

A serious food security crisis is developing in the Gao region of northern Mali due to a shortage of cereals on the market, rocketing food prices and restricted access, warned international aid agency...

One million Syrian refugees have been forced to flee the conflict

  "This landmark figure of one million refugees forced to flee fighting is an indictment of international failings to deal with the Syrian crisis. It should now spur governments and donors...

Restricted access hampering lifesaving assistance in North Darfur

Fears new fighting may be on the horizon after tens of thousands displaced in Jebel Amir gold-producing area    KHARTOUM - Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the largest displacement...

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