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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. Read more »
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Japan earthquake and tsunami: one month later

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. Read more »
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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. Read more »

Supporting 9,000 in a camp in Haiti

Richard Atkinson visits Corrail camp in Haiti, where Oxfam is providing water and sanitation after January 2010’s earthquake. Read more »
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Tsunami response: Oxfam Japan to fund two partners helping mothers and babies, and non-Japanese nationals

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. Read more »
Impact of the Japanese earthquake. Courtesy: NOAA

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. Read more »

Urban Disasters – Lessons from Haiti

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. Read more »
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Haiti: A year in the life of Marie Carole Boucicaut

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. Read more »
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Rebuilding Haiti: Latrines change lives

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. Read more »

Haiti: after the quake – preventing disease

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. Read more »