Tagged: water and sanitation

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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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A man is building latrine slabs in Dadaab. Photo: Jo Harrison/Oxfam

Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in 2-3 months

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One year since we announced our East Africa food crisis appeal, we bring you this incredible video capturing a Turkana community's delight as Oxfam builds them a borehole, bringing desperately needed fresh water to this village in Northern Kenya.

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Distribution of identity cards by Oxfam staff, Yemen March 2012. Photo: Wolfgang

Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat.  The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished.

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A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families – bringing the total to almost half a million people – into the Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sparked grave concerns among international and national NGOs in Pakistan.


In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam's work combines short-term emergency relief with longer-term development projects. These photos show a part of our wide range of activities in eastern DRC, including: livelihoods programs; support for small-scale farmers; water, sanitation and health; and, training for women's committees.

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Oxfam drilling team, Jamam refugee camp, South Sudan. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Since the start of 2012, nearly 30,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam, a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan. Oxfam’s team in South Sudan is providing clean water, public health and sanitation in and around the new camp. 

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