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Humanitarian Coalition partners come together to honour World Refugee Day/ Photo credit: Anne Toralles Leite / Oxfam Canada

Jo Cox knew that that behind the headlines about refugees there are millions of real people. People who have fled their homes because of violence, poverty or disaster on their doorstep - who then walk into a world of uncertainty and often danger.

An Oxfam bucket being used in Sierra Leone. Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Why the Oxfam Bucket is *The Bucket*

Health product disribution on World Menstruation Day in a refugee camp, Tanzania.

The reality is that most refugees will never make it to a new country and many will spend years living in a camp like this one, along a border in some far flung country that most Canadians couldn’t place on a map. 

Oxfam is providing 47,000+ ‪#‎refugees‬ with clean drinking water in the Nduta camp, Tanzania.

Women and children account for more than 75% of displaced persons globally, and are particularly affected in crises.

"Without water, we are no more. This is the worst drought we ever experienced. Without water, we won't survive"

The water is retreating deeper and deeper [when wells are dug]. We live by water, our cattle live by water. Without water we are no more. If we can sustain our lives, it is because Oxfam gave us water. My greatest fear is if the trucks stop bringing water. What will happen to us?

Oxfam staff in Portoviejo camp where we are providing technical advice.

On April 18, 2016 a major earthquake struck Ecuador. The Ecuadorian government reported that at least 660 people were killed and more than 4,605 were injured in the quake. At least 22,500 people have left homeless. One month later, another 2 major quakes hit the country again.

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