World Water Day

Gatkuoth, a plumber working in South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: The people's humanitarians of South Sudan: Saving lives on the front line

Working with local humanitarians in South Sudan, we're saving lives by helping provide clean water and public health promotion.

Women in Al-Dhafer village in Amran governorate return home with water. Credit: Ameen Al-Ghaberi/Gabreez

Blog: Why water is such a precious resource in Yemen’s remote villages

Yemen has one of the worst problems of water scarcity anywhere in the world. 16 million people lack access to clean water there. Oxfam water engineer, John Migele, visited one village where people reminded him of why his work is so important.

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.

People wait for water at Petionville Golf Club, where Oxfam used the course irrigation system to distribute water. Credit: Liz Lucas/Oxfam

Blog: How are you marking World Water Day?

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Today is World Water Day so I've rounded up some stories and links to give a sense of what Oxfam and our partners are doing to help people access clean water for drinking and hygiene.

Blog: World Water Day – The World’s Longest Toilet Queue

Where I live, we take water for granted. It falls out of the sky at more than regular intervals and I don’t have a clue what I’d do if I turned on the tap or flushed the toilet and nothing happened. In most places around the world, people buy bottles of water without even thinking about where it came from. As World Water Day is next week, I’ve been thinking about the fact that this makes us extremely lucky.

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