International agency Oxfam said today that public generosity had secured enough money to fully fund its immediate emergency work in Haiti over the next six months.
Oxfam has started to employ people affected by Haiti’s earthquake to clean up their makeshift camps and improve their living conditions. This “cash-for-work” effort began on Sunday and will expand this week across the nine sites serving 80,000 people where Oxfam has recently installed clean water and latrines.
Fifty tonnes of aid equipment, which will help thousands of people in Haiti devastated by last week’s earthquake, will be packed up at Oxfam’s warehouse today, ready to be flown out tomorrow.
Safe drinking water is flowing again at Oxfam’s water sites in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince today as fuel supplies make their way through from neighbouring Dominican Republic.
Oxfam is working to provide fresh drinking water to survivors in Port-au-Prince today as the destruction continues to severely hamper aid efforts.
An Oxfam staff member was killed when part of Oxfam's office crumbled in the devastating quake that hit Haiti on Tuesday.
A six-strong team of Oxfam emergency specialists has been dispatched to Haiti from the UK today to bolster the charity’s response to the devastation wrought by the earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday.
Oxfam’s experienced team of 200 staff and volunteers have launched a large, long-term response to provide public health, water, and sanitation services to those worst affected in Haiti’s earthquake.
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