Haiti: displaced people facing eviction from camps

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Fewer people are living in Haiti’s camps now than at the peak of the earthquake crisis, but not all chose to leave. Many were evicted by landowners, finding themselves in worse situations than before.

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Japan earthquake and tsunami: one month later

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A month after Japan was hit by the biggest earthquake in its history, the country is trying to rebuild. Progress is being made, but there’s still a long way to go, explains Oxfam Japan’s Akiko Mera.

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Haiti: Oxfam trains camp residents to manage water delivery

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In the camps where Oxfam works in Port-au-Prince, displaced people are beginning to pay for their own water, an important step towards empowering them to take responsibility for the resource.

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Supporting 9,000 in a camp in Haiti

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Richard Atkinson visits Corrail camp in Haiti, where Oxfam is providing water and sanitation after January 2010’s earthquake.

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Tsunami response: Oxfam Japan to fund two partners helping mothers and babies, and non-Japanese nationals

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In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Oxfam Japan is appealing for public donations for two partner organizations, one that is assisting mothers and babies and the other providing information to non-Japanese speakers living in Japan.

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Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

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A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Friday 11 March causing a major tsunami in the Pacific. Oxfam are currently monitoring the unfolding disaster, and are ready to respond if needed.

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Urban Disasters – Lessons from Haiti

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What are the lessons aid agencies can learn from the Haiti earthquake? This short video summarises the findings of the Development Emergencies Commission UK Haiti urban study “Urban Disasters — Lessons from Haiti”. The study looks at member agencies responses to Haiti, highlighting practical lessons that should guide future urban disaster responses.

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Haiti: A year in the life of Marie Carole Boucicaut

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We follow one year in the life of Marie Carole Boucicaut, whose Port-au-Prince grocery store was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake. Thanks to her strong spirit, and support from Oxfam, she’s now back on her feet.

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Rebuilding Haiti: Latrines change lives

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Follow the flies. That was the idea behind a simple but eye-opening public health lesson Oxfam brought to the people of Tapion, a small community in the Haitian hills of Petit Goave. This lesson helped change their lives in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti a year ago.

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Haiti: after the quake – preventing disease

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Oxfam is working in earthquake-affected areas of Haiti to provide clean water and sanitation as a means to prevent serious outbreaks of disease. Oxfam has built latrines and bathing stalls, and provided basic necessities, such as soap and toothbrushes to thousands of people living temporarily in camps, and is extending these services to hundreds of thousands more at risk of cholera.

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When disaster strikes

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At this time my country is experiencing a lot of disasters. These disasters have major impacts on communities, and place a great burden on the lives of many Indonesians.

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When will things let up for Haiti?

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In the past ten months, a country that initially faced extreme poverty has dealt with a devastating earthquake, heavy rains and storms, and now a fast-spreading cholera epidemic. For outsiders, Haiti’s recovery seems frustratingly slow. For organizations working here, the question is where to start?

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Haiti aid "maxed" as hurricane looms

With Hurricane Tomas bearing down on Haiti and expected to make landfall on Friday, Oxfam is worried about the ability of the humanitarian community to mount a third simultaneous emergency response in Haiti while still responding to January’s earthquake and the cholera outbreak earlier this month.

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Indonesia disasters

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In late October 2010, Indonesia was struck by a trio of disasters. An earthquake and resulting tsunami in Sumatra killed at least 272 people and displaced more than 500. The eruption of Mt Merapi, one of the most active volcanos in the world, has displaced nearly 70,000 people in Java.

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Creative waste solutions in Haiti

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An enormous amount of rubbish is created in the camps housing displaced people in Haiti, and dealing with it can be a big problem. Oxfam’s Public Health team have come up with an innovative and creative solution.

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Staying healthy in Haiti

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In the crowded camps of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oxfam’s public health promoters have found a memorable way to prevent the outbreak of disease.

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Cash for work scheme changing lives in Haiti

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As well as providing, latrines, clean water, emergency shelter, other basic needs to people affected by the Haiti earthquake, Oxfam is also helping them to earn vital income through a cash-for-work scheme.

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What do Haitians want?

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Film students from Haiti’s only film school ask Haitians about their priorities for the reconstruction of their country.

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