New arrivals at Tundikhel camp for internally displaced people, Kathmandu. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam training community health volunteers after Nepal Earthquake

Providing water and sanitation, and public health promotion to help communities stay safe, are key parts of Oxfam's Nepal Earthquake response. Here Genevive Estacaan explains how Oxfam is training community health volunteers in Tundikhel camp, Kathmandu.

Oxfam handwashing station at a school in Monrovia. Photo: Carsten Völz/Oxfam

Blog: Ebola again in Liberia: Hope dampened but not destroyed

No complacency: The mood after

Global Handwashing Day 2012, Jamam camp, South Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Singing and soap unite communities on Global Handwashing Day

For many people around the world, Global Handwashing Day barely registers and certainly isn't scribed into the calendar like Christmas, Independence Day or Eid al-Adha. But for millions of others (this year an estimated 250 million in more than 100 countries took part in events) the occasion has become a moment to dance, sing and party often in the face of adversity – bringing life and energy to the simple but important message that 'clean hands can save lives'.

Oxfam technicians repair a damaged hand pump in Pathuon West. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: South Sudan: Oxfam improves access to water in remote communities

“I used to fight. If I hadn't fought, my family would have had nothing to drink”, said Arek Mondeng, a 13-year old girl from southern Sudan when asked about her experience in fetching water from other villages.

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