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Stories & updates
It’s called a latrine and as World Toilet Day approaches, now is the time to focus on the importance of decent sanitation for everyone on our planet.
The deadly disease has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa. But community health workers are fighting back—with information and door-to-door visits that are helping families learn how to keep themselves safe.
Somalis facing ongoing conflict and a worsening food crisis can now revel in some good news—thanks to a recent decision by a California bank.
“We are helping each other to start rebuilding our lives.”
Oxfam works to spread the word on the deadly virus using trusted community health workers.
In Sierra Leone, Oxfam is helping people fight the deadliest outbreak of the disease in history.