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Haiti Earthquake: One Week Later, Aid Agencies Facing Challenges
Date:1/19/2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One week later, international aid agency Oxfam is working to overcome the challenges of delivering aid in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

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Although aid is beginning to get through, the impact of the earthquake on Oxfam's Haitian and international staff, the logistical challenges combined with a destroyed office and warehouse and the loss of communications have made this the one of the hardest responses the agency has ever mounted. Part of the Oxfam office and a key warehouse full of more than $120,000 worth of vital water and sanitation equipment were destroyed when the quake struck.

Oxfam Country Director in Haiti Yolette Etienne said: "Many of my staff here have lost their homes, and some have had family losses. Two Oxfam members of staff were killed when the quake struck and I lost my own mother.  But we are still here working. I told my staff that we have no choice, no other option but to work and to work harder since we have the privilege of still being here and we can help people to overcome their desperation. A day after the quake most of the staff were back at the office planning our response."

Communications are beginning to improve and new equipment for providing clean water and sanitation is now arriving. Oxfam is using Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic as a hub for supplies, whi
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