On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity. The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women.
Three years on, over one million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid. Our three year photo gallery offers an insight into how the situation, and our work there, has evolved during this time.
We have worked with the local WASH committee to build latrines that are more suitable to the needs of the local community.
After the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010, latrines in camps are a basic but essential facility.