Tagged: water and sanitation

Food distribution in Zimbabwe. Credit: Oxfam

Zimbabwe is facing a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions with almost half the population struggling to eat one meal a day. Oxfam is delivering food to reach some 150,000 vulnerable people.

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Asha collects water supplied by Oxfam. Photo: Oxfam

As “World Water Day” is marked 22 March with events around the world, today millions of Somalis remain in danger by simply taking a drink of water.

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Oxfam aid distribution, Cebu, Philippines. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam is urgently trying to reach 500,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Here are some photos of our distribution of hygiene and water kits in Cebu and Leyte.

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Serious public health concerns need to be immediately addressed in Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas, where the greatest number of people living without adequate quantities of safe water and sanitation facilities are located.

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We are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for thousands of refugees living in Bubukwanga transit center, western Uganda.

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James Dafallah, Oxfam public health worker. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

James Dafallah was a refugee living in camps in Ethiopia since he was 9 years old. Now, he has returned to South Sudan and joined Oxfam as public health worker.

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Oxfam has sent 25 tons of aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, which should help some 100,000 people with water and sanitation.

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Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. Photo: Jonny Bonny/Oxfam

With temperatures set to soar up to 104ºF (40˚C) in the coming weeks, international agency Oxfam has warned that the warmer weather will increase health-related risks for Syrian refugees.

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Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today. 

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