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June 7, 2006
Craig Owen accompanies Oxfam distribution teams targeting remote communities in the Yogyakarta area with aid. For these remote communities, this will be their first delivery of emergency supplies. Over 2,500 households here have been destroyed, with many thousands more seriously damaged by the earthquake.
June 6, 2006
This is an emergency that keeps happening. Severe droughts in 2008 led to a widespread food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Here is a story from Oxfam's response in 2008.
June 1, 2006
A report from Pudong where hundreds of thousands of people are homeless and temporary camps are beginning to grow organically. Clusters of tents are appearing, and although food and water are available, the need for latrines is clear. Oxfam is assessing how it can best meet this need in Pudong.
May 30, 2006
Paulette Song, a press officer for Oxfam International, was in Yogyakarta when Saturday's powerful earthquake struck, killing more than 4,000 people and displacing more than 150,000 others.
May 30, 2006
Oxfam worker Craig Owen gives a personal account of his experiences in Yogyakarta since the earthquake on 27 May.
April 25, 2006
The Oxfam Water for Survival Programme is working with local partner ATprojects to provide safe water for people living with HIV and AIDS and their carers.
April 24, 2006
Oxfam and its partner ATprojects are providing safe water, sanitation solutions and hygiene education to primary schools in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, including schools in some very remote areas.
April 24, 2006
This Oxfam project was based in very poor rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, where families depend on subsistence farming. Access to water, sanitation, healthcare and the most basic services is scarce.
April 24, 2006
The people of the Dharampur region in Himachal Pradesh struggle daily for survival. Poverty in this area is the cumulative result of growing population and environmental degradation. Many women in the area suffer with ill-health, a lack of income and no time to generate income. Central to their poverty is a lack of access to clean, safe water.
April 24, 2006
Access to water and sanitation facilities in Ghana is low, particularly in rural areas. Only 50 percent of the rural population in Ghana has access to water. Access to sanitation can be as low as 42 per cent in urban areas and 11 per cent rural areas. The main traditional sources of water in many parts of rural Ghana are small ponds and unprotected wells, both of which are easily polluted, causing disease and ill-health.