water and sanitation
Amid rising casualties, Oxfam’s partners on the ground are are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence. Vital water and sanitation infrastructure has also been destroyed or badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes.
When conflict and disaster strike, we deliver high quality humanitarian aid, speedily and extensively. We also work with governments, local organizations and communities so that they are ready to respond in emergencies, and able to cope when crisis hits.
Our experts have been working with local community leaders and the villagers to install a gravity-fed water system in Kobuan, Papua New Guinea.
As rains cut off humanitarian access and increase risk of the spread of disease, increased donor funding is critical to saving lives in South Sudan
As “World Water Day” is marked 22 March with events around the world, today millions of Somalis remain in danger by simply taking a drink of water.
Serious public health concerns need to be immediately addressed in Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas, where the greatest number of people living without adequate quantities of safe water and sanitation facilities are located.
We are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for thousands of refugees living in Bubukwanga transit center, western Uganda.
Many people in the Oxfam team have incredible life stories, and some know exactly what it's like to be a refugee. Meet James Dafallah, an Oxfam public health worker.
Oxfam has sent 25 tons of aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, which should help some 100,000 people with water and sanitation.
With temperatures set to soar up to 104ºF (40˚C) in the coming weeks, international agency Oxfam has warned that the warmer weather will increase health-related risks for Syrian refugees.