water and sanitation

Our 45,000 litre water tank is hooked up to the golf club's existing sprinkler system to distribute water around the camp. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Honoring the lost, rebuilding from the rubble

February 9

Digging latrines, Oxfam's cash-for-work program, Petionville Club, Delmas 48, Port-au-Prince. Credit: Coco McCabe/Oxfam

Blog: Haiti: We're all filling the cracks

At 5.10am one morning I woke to what was not someone kicking my bed, it just felt like it. I leapt up with a start. These strong aftershocks continue to get me jumping around. Afterwards I lay outside watching the bright night stars fade into the daylight, I did not want to be inside the house.

By 6.45am the first members of the team are ready to drive down to the office. We currently have over 40 people who have come to work on the response, sleeping in our house and garden, so organizing transport for everyone is a huge task.

Blog: Helen Hawkings: Diary from Haiti, part 2

Saturday 16th January

Today we were back at the golf course, previously an exclusive area for the rich of Port au Prince, it is now home to an estimated 10 – 15,000 people during the day and 50,000 at night. Our mission for the day is to start distributing water.

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