Oxfam is working in more than 25 villages and towns across the Diyala governorate of Iraq in areas that remain in dispute between the Kurdistan regional government and the federal Iraqi government. As the frontline with Islamic State continues to move Oxfam is expanding operations to include newly accessible areas such as Hosseini, where families have begun returning to their communities to rebuild their homes, restart livelihoods and recover from the trauma of conflict.
We have a dedicated team to respond to new emergencies, additional displacement and returnee movement in Diyala. Oxfam's assistance includes water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods combined with gender programming and policy and advocacy work.
In October and November 2014 Oxfam provided 19,400 litres of fuel, hardware and engine oil to rehabilitate water treatment plants cut off from the power supply. We have funded water trucking services, built latrines and are actively engaging village leaders on women's health issues.
Across northern Diyala, Oxfam supported the most vulnerable in coping with the harsh winter weather. Oxfam supplied over 12,000 people with urgently needed winter supplies, including fuel and blankets. We also recently launched a cash delivery programme, empowering over 3300 families.
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