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.
Building a latrine in a camp in Sindh, Pakistan: timelapse video. Together with our partners in the Shikapur district, we've installed 244 emergency latrines, at a cost of just 2,000 rupees each ($22.80). In the past year, Oxfam has helped 2.4 million people affected by the Pakistan floods.