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Rainy season brings risk of disease to West Africa Crisis

Nigeria, Niger and Chad face the increased risk of disease with the start of the rainy season, compounding the crisis which has left over 10 million people in the region in need of humanitarian aid. ...

Yemen cholera killing one person nearly every hour

Call for massive aid effort and a 'cholera ceasefire' Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will...

REACTION New director of World Health Organization must act to end health inequalities

Oxfam congratulated Dr Tedros on his appointment as new Director-General of the World Health Organization today and warned that determined leadership was needed to tackle health inequalities around...

Governments must act on new UN Report to bring down the cost of medicines says Oxfam

Oxfam welcomed a groundbreaking new report on access to medicines published today by a High Level Panel of the United Nations and called for the UN to work with governments to implement its recommendations...

Children fill a bucket at a high school in Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. Funds pledged to the Ebola crisis have proved difficult to trace.

International community fails West Africa as pledged Ebola funds prove hard to trace

Global leaders are failing to honour their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa, with $5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proving almost impossible to track, Oxfam warned...

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps in Tanzania put over 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk

Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies Oxfam, HelpAge International, Plan International, Save the Children,...

Cholera cases multiply as cost of clean water skyrockets in South Sudan capital

Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan's capital Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis. 33 people have died in Juba alone including ...

Ebola conference: Past recovery conferences show gloomy track record for disaster-hit countries

Rich countries have paid out less than half the amount they originally pledged to help countries recover from a snapshot of three major humanitarian crises, according to Oxfam. Oxfam looked...

Climate change threatens 50 years of health gains

Commenting on new research published in the Lancet today, which finds that climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains, Oxfam's senior health policy advisor Mohga...

World Bank must lead efforts to raise $1.7 billion to improve Ebola-hit countries’ health care

The World Bank and international donors must find $1.7 billion to improve dangerously inadequate health systems in Ebola-affected countries and help prevent such a deadly epidemic...

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