Tagged: water and sanitation

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To provide water to over 45,000 displaced Congolese in the Bulengo Camp, in DRC, Oxfam set up a water piping system to pump water straight from Lake Kivu, into a tank and to the taps.

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Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC. Photo: Eddy Mbuyi/Oxfam

Over 700,000 vulnerable according to UN as North Kivu, in DRC, is hit by increased militarization, poor harvest & little access to clean water.

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Oxfam's Louis Belanger reports from Mugunga camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where we are supplying water and sanitation to 50,000 people who have recently fled the ongoing conflict.

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Distribution of hygiene kits, Grand Goave IDP camp. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Three years after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people are still living under tents and tarpaulins and the country continues to be very vulnerable.

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Global Handwashing Day in Niger. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam in Niger celebrated the Global Handwashing Day for the first time. Here's how we're promoting hygiene in Niger in order to reduce the spread of disease.

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A circle of tents, Punjab, Pakistan, July 2011 Photo: Alixandra Fazzina

International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive year of flooding in Pakistan and many of those affected had not fully recovered from last years’ mega-floods.

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Thousands of people living in camps in Haiti remain at risk from flooding and disease, according to international aid agency Oxfam, despite the Caribbean island appearing to have avoided the worst of tropical storm Isaac.

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Oxfam emergency latrine construction at Lumley Hopsital, Freetown. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam will be flying out eight tons of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country.

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Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreak in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly in the next month.

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