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Oxfam welcomes Australian-United Kingdom agreement on evacuation protocol for Australian Ebola responders

Oxfam welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it has secured an agreement guaranteeing medical treatment and evacuation arrangements for Australian citizens responding to the outbreak in West Africa, as well as $24 million worth of additional support to respond to the crisis.

Oxfam’s Ebola response – water, sanitation, hygiene and public education

Oxfam is on the ground in West Africa working to stop the spread of Ebola. We have so far reached 429,000 people in Liberia and Sierra Leone through community health and water, sanitation and hygiene programs, and 2.3 million people through public communications to educate people on how to best protect themselves from catching the disease. We aim […]

More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

In a battle against the clock, with less than two months left in the window set out by the UN to curb the spread of the Ebola virus ravaging in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, there is still a crippling shortfall in military staff to provide the logistical support that is desperately needed. This includes building treatment centres, providing flights and both engineering and logistical support.

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