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Oxfam is working in earthquake-affected areas of Haiti to provide clean water and sanitation as a means to prevent serious outbreaks of disease.

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Our staff explain how Oxfam's cholera response program teaches people about cholera and personal hygiene, and how Oxfam distributes relief materials and builds latrines - in order to help save lives.

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Jimmy is responsible for chlorinating Oxfam's water trucks in Port-au-Prince.

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Julie Schindall, Oxfam media officer in Haiti, discusses Oxfam's public health work in response to the cholera outbreak there.

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Over the weekend Oxfam began chlorinating water for 300,000 people in a slum area of Cap Haitien. Recent violence spread across the city and Oxfam had to stop those activities. Other activities that have ceased are distributions of soap, water tablets and oral rehydration salts.

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International agency Oxfam has doubled its cholera response since the first cases were confirmed in October in Haiti. Oxfam’s water, sanitation and hygiene education programs are now reaching over 700,000 people in the capital Port-au-Prince, Artibonite, and Cap Haitien.

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In response to the cholera outbreak in central Haiti, Oxfam has mobilized a team of five emergency specialists to set up water, sanitation and hygiene programs for an estimated 100,000 people in a heavily affected zone.

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Oxfam was delivering 8 million liters of water each day. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam Haiti earthquake response: we're providing water, latrines, shelter materials, cash, and other relief materials to those who have gathered in temporary camps both within Port-au-Prince and in hard-hit outlying areas.

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