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New sites for South Sudan refugee camps must be found, as Blue Nile conflict enters second year

Refugees survived "year of hell" - now at risk of disease Camps sheltering more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan's Maban county are ticking timebombs, on the brink...

Worst flooding in more than 80 years affecting half a million people in Niger

International aid agency Oxfam on Wednesday warned that devastating floods in Niger are affecting more than 500,000 people, most of whose basic needs are not being met. Floodwaters in Niamey and...

Flooding in Assam

Assam facing deepening humanitarian crisis, says Oxfam

The people of Assam are facing two disasters, making one of the worst humanitarian crises in the last decade. The most severe floods in the past 14 years have affected around two million people across...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to escalating cholera crisis in Sierra Leone

International agency Oxfam will be flying out eight tonnes of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country. The £61,000...

Oxfam prepares for possible impact of Tropical Storm Isaac - due to hit Haiti on Friday

Oxfam teams in Haiti are working to prepare communities to help avoid damage from Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to hit the country today (Friday 24 August), and are also preparing contingency...

Oxfam launches response to the worst floods in Assam in ten years

Donate to Oxfam's Assam floods response To give £5 text DONATE5 to 70066 (UK contract or PAYG phones. Each text donates £5; SMS texts are charged at your standard network rates....

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. ...

Oxfam Media Brief - G20 must live up to its pledges for fairer and stronger growth

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Yemen on brink of hunger catastrophe aid agencies warn

Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today with 10 million people - 44 percent of the population - without enough food to eat.  The aid agencies warned...

Imminent rains will jeopardise response to Sudans conflict

Refugee numbers soaring as violence continues Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten...

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