From futuristic homes that adjust to extreme temperatures to apps that allow refugees to speak up for their own needs, here are just a few of the creative solutions implemented by Oxfam and our partners on the ground to help vulnerable communities take on new obstacles
Safe water, good hygiene, and improved sanitation save lives
Sumaya was forced to leave her home in Myanmar and is now living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
One year ago, Ayesha Khatun lost her husband and son and was forced to flee her home for her and her daughters’ safety. Now living in a refugee camp, she and other single mothers there worry about the lack of protections for women and girls.
Humanitarian public health worker Iffat Tahmid Fatema, 28, reports from Bangladesh, where she is involved with Oxfam’s Rohingya refugee response.
Damage and fear caused by the first rains of the monsoon season in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are an ominous warning of what is to come. Oxfam’s Rohingya Response Advocacy Manager Dorothy Sang gives her first-hand account of the conditions in the camps.