With more than half of Zimbabwe’s population now dependent on food aid, Oxfam Australia is making a fresh appeal for donations to fund its work in the country.
The joint effects of cholera and food shortages are dragging Zimbabwe deeper into crisis with more than 300,000 people in danger from the cholera outbreak, and more than five million people dependent on food aid, international aid agency Oxfam said today.
More then 300,000 people already seriously weakened by lack of food are in grave danger from the cholera epidemic currently sweeping Zimbabwe, international aid agency Oxfam said.
The government of Zimbabwe should declare the current cholera epidemic a national health emergency, so that urgent national and international aid can be mobilised to address the outbreak, international aid agency Oxfam said today.
Oxfam, Caritas and World Vision are calling for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to allow urgent access to tens of thousands of people requiring immediate food, clean water, medical attention and shelter.
International agency Oxfam will fly a team of four aid experts into the quake zone tomorrow from its base in Islamabad.
A warehouse containing essential emergency relief supplies opening today will enable Australian humanitarian agencies to respond faster to disasters in the region.
International aid agency Oxfam said it was working as quickly as possible to deliver help to people hit hard by the devastating floods in Bihar, India but said much more was required to meet the needs of the more than 2.7 million people affected.
After violent attacks on a compound in Kerfi, Oxfam has suspended its aid operations in eastern Chad.
Oxfam’s statement in advance of a conference of donors to Myanmar and after the ASEAN meeting.