Tagged: water and sanitation

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Flooding in the streets of Quelimane, in Zambezia. Photo: Oxfam

Tropical storm Dando and cyclone Funso affected more than 117,000 people and left 40 dead in Mozambique last week. Oxfam and local partners are providing water and sanitation in Zambezia, to help reduce the risk of cholera and other sanitation-related disease.

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In 2011, Oxfam continued to deliver emergency water, sanitation, and public health work in Haiti, working with communities and local organizations to find more permanent solutions to meet long-term needs for these services. We also helped small businesses to flourish in the city and the countryside.

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Six months since South Sudan’s independence, the world’s newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam said today.

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Women collecting water, Ethiopia. Photo: Oxfam

For many of the more than 13 million people affected by the drought and food crisis in East Africa, the short October-to-December rains signal a shift in need and are likely to lead to increased requirements for health, shelter and water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

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Intense rainfall has battered Central America for more than a week, wreaking havoc across the region. Oxfam is proving emergency assistance in El Salvador to help combat the dangerous floods and mudslides resulting from the rain.

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It takes a lot of dedication, patience and attention to details to make sure that latrines are looked after in Dadaab, the world's largest refugee complex. Agnes Mandela, Oxfam Hygiene Promotion Assistant explains.

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Kristin describes her recent visit to Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, where she saw the devastating impact of drought. "I've really never seen anything like it."

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Davy Libongani. Credit: Nina Mukubesa/Oxfam

Well-regarded by fellow villagers because of his building skills, bricklayer Davy Libongani was nominated to become a Private Service Provider and to work on Oxfam’s water and sanitation project in the district.

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Chief Kandala is a traditional leader in Mabumbu chiefdom, an area where people saw open defecation as an acceptable practice. After being trained in Community Led Total Sanitation, he is eager to use his new skills and his influence to improve the chiefdom's sanitation.

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