The health and sanitation programme of Oxfam in Liberia is part of wider measures that could curb the spread of the Ebola virus. We need all measures to combat the disease now, more than ever – because the stakes are too high.
Though Yarmouk is described as a Palestinian camp on the outskirts of Damascus, it has evolved over the years into a city with built-up houses and shops. Through the conflict in Syria, many of its streets have now been turned into rubble.
Despite the ceasefire, there remain enormous humanitarian needs in Gaza. The bombing of the past seven weeks has caused massive damage to water supplies. The EWASH coalition had made a video about some of the challenges delivering water in Gaza.
Since the start of the Gaza crisis, Oxfam and local partner the Youth Empowerment Centre (YEC) have delivered safe drinking water to more than 250,000 people who have taken refuge in overcrowded schools and other shelters.
With Liberia currently experiencing the world's largest-ever Ebola outbreak, Oxfam asked Cathy Stephens of the Liberia WASH Consortium to explain the impact of the epidemic and how the Consortium is responding.
When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas.