More than half of the schools in Liberia have no water supply at all and 43% do not have basic toilets. For those that do, the average use is one toilet for over 100 pupils.
This report provides detailed evidence and data on the current needs for services and investment. It is intended to strengthen the case for donors to prioritize investment in WASH in schools when considering the range of options to support Ebola-affected countries.
Investing in water, sanitation and health in schools is a tangible, cost-effective and sustainable way to support Liberia towards a fast recovery with long-lasting health, educational and economic benefits.
Thanks to a program developed by an Oxfam's partner, families in displaced people's settlements in Somalia now have access to clean water near their shelters. A big change which literally saves lives and contributes to prevent waterbone diseases and conflicts over resources.
International agency Oxfam today called for a multi-million dollar post-Ebola ‘Marshall Plan’ to put the three West Africa countries hit by the crisis back on their feet.
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.
Mistrust, rumor and myths about the origin and spread of Ebola are allowing the disease to thrive, the aid agency Oxfam is warning.
At today’s EU summit, European leaders collectively pledged to raise their financial contribution to help respond to the Ebola crisis, bringing Europe’s total commitment to €1 billion.
Today EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg to agree a joint EU response to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.
More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns today.