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.
Dadaab refugee camp is currently the world's largest refugee complex, hosting more than 400,000 people. Oxfam's cash-for-work initiatives offer the refugee community an opportunity to earn an income as well as gain some dignity knowing they are helping to provide for their family.
Men and women are paid between 250 and 500 Kenyan Shillings per day depending on their skill levels. Jobs for men include constructing of latrines, reporting on dead livestock so they can be removed before spreading disease, clearing new land for relocated families. For women, Oxfam has employed women to help collect and dispose of the piles of packaging discarded from newly-erected tents and materials.
Please donate to help Oxfam's humanitarian relief work in East Africa.