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.
This how much hard work goes into making sure that refugees across Dadaab, Kenya have easier access to water.
The Dadaab refugee complex, in northeastern Kenya, is the biggest in the world, currently sheltering more than 400,000 people (Aug 2011) -- most of them fleeing conflict and drought in Somalia.
More than 9,000 refugees continue to arrive every week (Aug 2011), many walking for days or even weeks, as drought worsens across the region. Oxfam is on the ground in Dadaab, laying pipelines and trucking in clean water for residents.
Donate now to Oxfam's East Africa Food Crisis Appeal: http://www.oxfam.org/eastafrica