Tagged: hygiène

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Women cry next to a destroyed building in Talca some 186 miles south of Santiago February 27, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero, courtesy alertnet.org

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on 27 February. Oxfam is planning a three-month response focusing on hygiene distribution and promotion, as well as advising government institutions on water and sanitation.

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Tess Williams, Oxfam Humanitarian Coordinator, talks about life in a camp after the Haiti earthquake; how Oxfam is distributing hygiene items; and how a simple plastic sheet and bucket can make a huge difference to people's lives.

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Children look out from a window of a partially submerged house in floodwaters brought on by Typhoon Ketsana, known locally as Ondoy, in San Pedro Laguna, south of Manila September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro/ Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Typhoon Parma struck the Philippines on Saturday. The storm is the country's second in eight days. The capital, Manila, escaped the worst of the storm, but the north has been harder hit. Manila has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Friday evening.

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Oxfam-funded local organizations in West Sumatra are on aid missions in the earthquake-hit area ready to distribute 2,400 sheets of tarpaulins for
emergency shelter, hygiene kits and clothing said the international agency today.

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A woman sits with a child near a house damaged from a landslide brought on by the continuous rains of Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, in Arayat town, Pampanga province, north of Manila, September 28, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/ Alertnet

Manila, Philippines — International aid agency Oxfam today urged the Philippine government to look at environmental sanitation and safe water as the two key needs of women, men and children affected by Typhoon Ketsana.


Oxfam, together with WaterAid UK and local partner Rural Aid, is working to improve access to water and sanitation facilities in Eastern Ghana...

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A third tropical storm hit Haiti this week, further complicating efforts already underway to respond to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Gustav, said international agency, Oxfam today.

A rehabilitated well in Barbara. Credit: Oxfam

In a drought prone area like Mauritania, the issue of water access, in quantity but also in quality, is a big challenge. Oxfam livelihood program works to improve the communities’ access to water.

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