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A water community group meeting in Allan, Salt governorate, Jordan. Credit: Alixandra Buck/Oxfam

Blog: How one community in Jordan is raising women's voices - and ensuring clean water is not wasted

With the support of Global Affairs Canada, Oxfam is working with community members, partners, and the Government of Jordan to improve water governance. And now the voices of the community's women are being heard.

Hani* and his siblings outside their family’s tent in a community for displaced people in Herjalleh, Syria. Photo: Dania Kareh/Oxfam

Blog: In Syria, delivering water - and hope - in a 'time of great need'

Seven years after the Syria crisis began, families are struggling to access necessities, like water, food, and medicine. Through your support, we're delivering clean water to Hani and his family, and thousands more who fled the violence in East Ghouta.

Historic win in El Salvador on March 29 to ban all metallic mining and the work ahead to guarantee the right to water and food for all Salvadorans.

Blog: El Salvador makes history as first country to ban mining

El Salvador made history on March 29, 2017, becoming the first country in the world to prohibit open-pit, underground, and artisanal metal mining.

Football players chasing the ball in the sand

Blog: Football promotes hygiene changes in Somalia

Sports can be used as a tool for change to address social issues, including water and sanitation issues.

The Mondejar sisters draw water from a well.

Blog: Philippines typhoon: In search of safe water to drink

Oxfam's early assessment team has sent through this report from Cebu island, Philippines.

Meet the Mondejar sisters: Nelia, Sarah Jane and Rizza Mae. They are aged 10, 8 and 5 respectively. Next to them is their friend, Jennylyn Pepito, 6 years old. They are all housed in one of the classrooms of Daanbantayan National High School, which currently serves an evacuation center for 160 families on Cebu island.

Children collect water from Oxfam tap stands at Zaatari refugee camp. Credit: Caroline Gluck

Blog: Syrian refugee influx adding to Jordan’s water worries

Just a short distance from Zaatari, Jordan’s sprawling refugee camp, hosting more than 160,000 people who’ve fled conflict in Syria, lies a road full of small nurseries growing vegetables and olive trees.

Foto: un niño lavándose las manos en un punto de agua

Blog: Ruanda: agua potable para cientos de refugiados y refugiadas de la RDC

Ruanda es conocida como el país de las mil colinas, pero al llegar a Kigeme no estaba preparada para lo que significaba un campo de refugiados que aloja a más de 14.000 personas. Decir que el campo es sorprendente es quedarme corta: miles de tiendas se encuentran ordenadas en filas enclavadas en dos colinas, una de las cuales es tan empinada, que sólo se pueden instalar tiendas en tres cuartas partes de sus laderas

Photo: A boy is washing his hands at a water point.

Blog: Rwanda: Safe water for thousands of Congolese refugees

Rwanda is famous as the country of a thousand hills, but arriving in Kigeme I wasn’t quite prepared for what that meant for a refugee camp hosting more than 14,000 people. To say the camp is striking is no understatement – thousands of shelters lie in neat rows on ridges dug into two hills, one of which is so steep it can only house shelters on three quarters of its slopes.

Somali mothers and children wait at a therapeutic feeding center Mogadishu,

Blog: Pregnant women and children facing hard time in Somalia

Following last year’s food crisis in Somalia which affected millions of people, the humanitarian situation in the country has largely fallen off the news agenda.

Nyirahabimana dice que su principal preocupación es la higiene. Foto: Janna Hamilton/Oxfam

Blog: Búsqueda del agua: responsabilidad de niño. La vida de la población congoleña refugiada en Uganda

Como el conflicto en el este de la República Democrática del Congo se ha agravado en los últimos meses, las personas continúan huyendo hacia la frontera con Uganda. Oxfam está suministrando agua potable y saneamiento en el campo de Rwamwanja, ahora hogar de más de 25.000 personas.

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