internally displaced people

Blog: Southern Sudan has come a long way – but still more to do

Southern Sudan is preparing for its historic referendum on 9 January, in which southerners will vote whether to become the world’s newest independent country. Augustino Buya, one of Oxfam’s longest serving staff, reflects on how life in Juba – the southern capital – has changed over the past few decades of war and peace.

The war broke out in 1983 and within a few years Juba was teeming with people fleeing the fighting. Around 250,000 people took refuge from all over southern Sudan. Oxfam helped to provide some of them with food and shelter. 

Oxfam teams installed latrines, showers and water bladders on the Corail resettlement site. Credit: Julie Schindall/Oxfam

Blog: Haiti: "My work as a Protection Officer"

Born in Haiti, Johny Estor joined Oxfam GB as a Protection Officer after the earthquake. He recounts his daily work during the last ten months. 

"I was born in Port-au-Prince and have lived here all my life. I studied sociology after finishing high school. Before coming to work at Oxfam I was an HIV/AIDS program coordinator for a local organization. I came to work at Oxfam in March 2010, after the earthquake. I work as a Protection Officer.

Health and hygine kits distribution

Blog: Layyah, Pakistan: Oxfam responds to the worst ever floods

Oxfam’s Tariq Malik reports from his visit to a camp for displaced people in the Layyah district in Pakistan's Punjab province.

The Layyah district is among the worst hit in Punjab. Some 364 villages are completely destroyed, displacing 300,000 individuals, according to an assessment by the Doaba Foundation, an Oxfam partner providing relief to the affected communities in the district.

The district government here has established 22 relief camps for displaced people.


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