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16 year old Eba'a Hamouda is one of the young people in Gaza being helped by Oxfam's partner, the Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA). Photo: Oxfam

Failing Gaza: undrinkable water, no access to toilets and little hope on the horizon

Palestinians in Gaza remember a time when almost everyone could drink clean water from the tap. Now less than four percent of fresh water is drinkable and the surrounding sea is polluted by sewage. Yet the international community is failing to do enough to protect the health and dignity of almost 2 million people who have nowhere else to go. Read the story.

A women works for an Oxfam cash for work program to rebuild an irrigation channel in Nepal

Building back right

As recovery in Nepal begins after the earthquake that struck in April 2015, there is an opportunity to ensure that reconstruction and resettlement policies and programmes are inclusive of women and those who are landless.

A woman stands in front of rubbles, in Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal

The April 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.

Radhika Majhi, 25, stands in front of her makeshift shelter in Khadgabhanjyang VDC-4 in Nuwakot district. Credit: Roshani Kapali

Nepal: Building shelters for women

Three months since the first earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, thousands of people still live outside in temporary shelters. Living in communal shelters has been challenging especially for women. 

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