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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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