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Hand-Washing, to prevent Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photo: Will Wintercross/Oxfam

Turning the Tide on Ebola

This briefing makes the case that public health campaigns involving community engagement and social mobilization are key aspects of reducing transmission rates, and require appropriate prioritization in the international response.

Nesma shares a laugh with her friends during class.

Gaza: Despite the ceasefire, huge needs remain

10 year old Nesma used to enjoy going to school. But now school is a constant reminder that her home is gone: Her family sleeps in a classroom as their house was completely destroyed during the 50 days of war.

Ziyaad Mohamed Hamed has been driving trucks filled with clean drinking water for thousands of families who have fled their homes in Gaza, in extremely difficult and dangerous conditions. Despite the ceasefire, there remain enormous humanitarian needs in Gaza.

Water delivery in a school, in Gaza

Delivering safe water in Gaza, despite the danger

The bombing of the past six weeks has caused massive damage to Gaza's water supplies. Oxfam and local partner YEC deliver safe drinking water to thousands of people who have taken refuge in schools and other shelters across Gaza. 

Gaza on the brink of major health crisis

Despite a pause in the month-long bombardment, the people of Gaza are facing a critical public health crisis due to the destruction and contamination of Gaza’s water supply, worldwide develop

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