At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
After the Haiti earthquake, thousands of people were left without sanitation, often camping in tight, compacted and concreted areas where no latrines can be dug.
People need toilets from day one, so Oxfam is trialling various solutions like "peepoo," and similar bags, as well as other innovative methods. The peepoo bags are biodegradable and after use are taken away for composting.