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One year on, South Sudan falters under failing economy

Skyrocketing fuel and food prices deepen humanitarian crisis as country teeters on economic meltdown One year after South Sudan's independence on 9 July, the young country is facing its...

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way Over 600,000 people displaced and around 20,000 houses destroyed so far. ...

More than 440,000 people in dire need of emergency humanitarian assistance after being displaced from Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan

Pakistan Humanitarian Forum and National Humanitarian Network Joint Press Release A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families -bringing the total to almost half a million people - into the...

Drought could become a catastrophe for 13 million if action not taken in West and Central Africa, Oxfam warns

Agency launches £23m emergency appeal to help over 1 million of the most vulnerable Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale...

New Somalia fighting forces thousands of civilians to flee

New military escalation in Somalia risks harming civilians and undermining efforts to recover from famine, Oxfam said, as the AU military force (AMISOM) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)...

Oxfam welcomes call for action on the Sahel Food Crisis

Oxfam today welcomed UN agencies, the European Union and USAID's joint call for action to meet the humanitarian needs of over 11 million people in the Sahel, as well longer-term interventions...

Thousands of lives and millions of pounds lost due to late response to food crisis in East Africa

Lessons learnt can help prevent future disasters and save lives Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra pounds were spent because the international community failed...

Two years on and Haiti’s reconstruction proceeds at a ‘snail’s pace’, leaving half a million Haitians homeless

In a report released today, international agency Oxfam said that two years on from the earthquake, reconstruction of the country has proceeded "at a snail's pace" leaving more...

South Sudan struggling in face of growing refugee crisis

Six months since South Sudan's independence, the world's newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam...

Pakistan's forgotten emergency

Islamabad, November 30, 2011 - Three months after widespread flooding that has affected over 5 million people in southern Pakistan, a critical shortage of funding and broad international disinterest...

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