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Zanat refills the water at the hand washing station. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Within Dadu town Oxfam and its local partner are providing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in several camps. Zarina and Janat are two of the people living in a camp where buses used to park. Read their stories.

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Faroza is a member of the hygiene committee of the village. Credit: Jane Beesley

Sixty-four households have now returned to the village of Dildarsipar in Jacobabad District, where Oxfam is working with a local organization to distribute hygiene kits and help organize hygiene committees. Faroza, a member of the hygiene committee, sums up their story.

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Ikhtiar, community health volunteer. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

While many people remain in camps others, as the floodwater recedes, are going home. For some this process has been enabled and sped up with appropriate and timely support. In a village in Khairpur a group of women reveal what helped them return home.

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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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Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

In most emergencies women are significantly more affected than men, and in far greater numbers. In our work we recognize not only that men and women have different roles in most societies, but that women are often marginalized.

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Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

The activities around the Global Hand Washing Day are part of Oxfam’s flood response work in Pakistan on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, where we are reaching over a million people and continue to support communities as they recover from the worst floods in the country’s history.

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In the first year of our response, we have reached over 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Azad Jammu Kashmir. Oxfam's response focused on clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies, food and essential household items, shelter, and helping with the initial rescue work.

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Floods and heavy rains across Niger have destroyed crops less than two months before harvest, compounding the country's existing food crisis. Flooding has killed at least six people, left thousands homeless, ruined crops and forced hungry families to crisis point.

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In the crowded camps of Port-au-Prince, preventing the outbreak of disease is a challenge that confronts everyone. Oxfam's public health promoters have found a memorable way to spread the word on some basic steps to take.

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After the Haiti earthquake, thousands of people were left without sanitation. People need toilets from day one, so Oxfam is trialling various solutions such as peepoo bags and other innovative methods.

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