Conflicto y Desastres

Los conflictos, desastres y emergencias son frecuentes, pero podemos evitar que tengan un impacto tan devastador sobre la gente.

Residents braving the biggest disaster to hit the Philippines this year. Credit: Danny Victoriano

Blog: The humanitarian hammer weighs heavy in Asia-Pacific

“Clean water is urgently needed." says Inel Rosnelli. As she queues up with a line for clean water at a neighbours well in quake hit Padang on the island of Sumatra. "The only other alternative is to get water from leaking pipes. Houses have been destroyed and people need tents and tarpaulin, as they don’t have any shelter.”

Ahmed Gul lost five relatives in the conflict, and though he has finally found safety at a camp, the last of his rice is about to run out. Photo: Jonaid Jilani/Oxfam

Blog: Life in the camps in Pakistan

Oxfam’s Jonaid Jilani reports on the hardships of daily life for those who have fled the recent conflict in Pakistan.

Ahmed Gul was in despair. He had lost five relatives in the conflict in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Now he had made it to the safety of a camp away from the fighting but the last of his rice was about to run out and he didn’t know how he was going to feed his family of six.

Blog: Natural disasters will hurt 50% more people by 2015. Why? Climate Change + Inequality

There has been some striking progress in reducing the death toll from natural disasters in recent decades. While Cyclone Sidr killed around 3,000 people in Bangladesh in 2007, similar or weaker storms killed 100 times that number in 1972 and 45 times more people in 1991, largely because governments and local communities have since taken action to reduce risk.

Visite au Rubicon

Blog: Visite au Rubicon

Un camion plein de couches Pampers arrive au point de passage de Kerem Shalom devant nous. Une cargaison de 36 palettes de bois empilées, atteignant 1m 60 de haut. Ce n'est toutefois pas suffisant pour répondre aux besoins de Gaza, où 170 bébés naissent tous les jours.

 Oxfam provee agua a muchas comunidades al norte de Gaza, en la zona con más necesidades, como en la fuente de Beit Lahia. Autor: Kenny Rae/Oxfam

Blog: Cruzando el Rubicón

Un camión cargado de pañales llega al cruce hacia Kerem Shalom, justo frente a nosotros. Es un cargamento de 36 palés de madera apilados que alcanzan los 160 cm de altura. No es suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades de Gaza, en donde 170 bebés nacen a diario. “Últimamente hemos visto muchos pañales y papel higiénico”, confiesa el Mayor del ejército israelí que se encarga de lidiar con la ayuda humanitaria.

Oxfam is providing water to many communities, including this one in Beit Lahia.

Blog: Visiting the Rubicon

A truck load of Pampers is driven into the Kerem Shalom crossing ahead of us.  One consignment of 36 wooden pallets piled to a height of 160 cm. Not enough to meet the household needs in Gaza where 170 babies are born every day. “We have seen a lot of Pampers and toilet rolls recently,” confides the Israeli army major who is assigned to liaise with the humanitarian community. Also macaroni and spaghetti now that they been approved at the political level of the Israeli administration.

Blog: Vu de Kandahar

Un travailleur humanitaire afghan écrit à propos de la vie à Kandahar, une des provinces les plus instables en Afghanistan. Pour sa protection, son identité n’est pas révélée. 

Blog: Vista desde Kandahar

Un cooperante afgano describe  la vida en Kandahar, una de las provincias más inseguras de Afganistán. No desvelamos su identidad para preservar su  seguridad. 

Cometas para Afganistán

Blog: Cometas para Afganistán

Hoy comienza una semana de gran trascendencia para la población afgana. Mientras que a La Haya llegan ministros y personal diplomático de todo el mundo para asistir a una conferencia internacional en que se debatirá el futuro de Afganistán, muchos civiles afganos se sienten vulnerables y afirman que su situación ha empeorado en los últimos años.

Faire voler des cerfs-volants pour l’Afghanistan

Blog: Faire voler des cerfs-volants pour l’Afghanistan

Aujourd’hui marque le début d’une semaine importante pour le peuple d’Afghanistan.

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