Oxfam and our partners are assisting some of Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable communities to restore and improve their water systems—and to be sure that women have a strong voice in the way things work.
Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. That’s wrong. We all have the right to clean water.
After Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico, and families struggled to endure without power or water for months, women shouldered more of the burden.
One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity.
The eruption of the “Volcan de Fuego” in Guatemala on June 3rd has claimed 65 lives, displaced 3,500 people, and affected at least 1.7 million people, according to local media reports.
As fears of Ebola spreading to DRC’s urban areas grow, Oxfam launches public awareness and hygiene programs
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 25 since May 8th. While most reported cases have been contained to small rural areas, there is a high risk of it spreading nationally and into neighboring countries as cases are reported in urban areas.
In April 2015, when a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, Muna Tamang Giri was pregnant and days away from giving birth. With the third anniversary of the earthquake approaching, we followed up with her to see how she is recovering from the disaster and creating a better life for her family.