water

Two Oxfam workers prepare concrete to build a platform to host a water tank in Fizi territory. Alexis Huguet/Oxfam Novib
A year ago, Oxfam started constructing the longest water pipeline in its history in DR Congo. Once it's done, over 100,000 people will no longer have to rely on dirty sources for water.
A woman fetches water in Turkana. Joy Obuya/Oxfam
Installing and operating new equipment is only one element in achieving sustained, affordable and inclusive access to water in northern Kenya. Strengthening the systems that would maintain water access to ‘the last mile’ is crucial.
A Burundian refugee receives a bucket and jerry cans at an Oxfam distribution in Nduta camp, Tanzania. Amy Christian/Oxfam
In any emergency, access to clean safe water and sanitation services is essential in enhancing people's dignity
A woman collects her first bag of dried food after three months being inside an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bunia, eastern DR Congo. John Wessels / Oxfam
The vicious cycle of crisis Humanitarian situations in this region are nothing new, claiming thousands of lives and damaging property and sinking vulnerable populations deeper into poverty. 9 out of 10 countries in the region are currently responding to multiple and overlapping emergencies...
A woman carries a sack of food airdropped by the World Food Programme (WFP) and distributed by Oxfam in Padding, Jonglei, South Sudan. Albert González Farran/Oxfam
Entering its fourth year of brutal war, South Sudan is yet again at a critical point in its young life - more South Sudanese are hungrier than ever before. Whilst famine has not been declared, 6.3 million people, almost half the country, are struggling to get enough to eat and are dependent on...
Oxfam supplying clean water to thousands of people affected by an unprecedented drought in Fadhi Gaab IDP camp, northern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi / Oxfam
16 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia have been adversely affected as a result of five consecutive poor to failed rains that have led to an unprecedented three-year drought. Crops have been decimated and families have lost nearly all their livestock, their main economic mainstay and...
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