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Oxfam providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of Sierra Leone mud slide

The international agency initially plans to help almost 2,000 households amidst concerns that continued heavy rains, overcrowding and inadequate water and sanitation systems will leave people extremely vulnerable to outbreaks…

Why you should give a crap

Tags: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Water

Does this sound familiar: You rush to use the ladies room during the intermission, thinking you will beat the crowd, only to find that an incredibly long lineup has already…


Unwrapped Stories: Soap and water save lives

When the deadly Ebola epidemic struck in 2014, people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea were on the front lines. Tens of thousands were infected, and many lost their lives.…

Ebola: Life on the other side of the line

Tags: Emergency Response

Life on the other side of the line The challenges of Ebola quarantines in Freetown and how Oxfam is helping By Melanie Gallant When working in communications and media relations,…


Ebola: Mass quarantines in Sierra Leone causing unnecessary hardship

Sierra Leone: Mass quarantines causing unnecessary hardship and risk further spread of Ebola warns Oxfam Efforts to contain the spread of Ebola through poorly implemented mass quarantine of communities in…


7 big questions about Ebola, answered

Tags: Emergency Response

Blog originaly published by Oxfam America As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to claim lives and now ranks as the largest in history, here are answers to some…


Responding to the largest Ebola outbreak in history

Tags: Emergency Response

Almost 3,000 people have died and there are more than 5,000 other suspected and confirmed Ebola cases. People infected with Ebola have a 50 percent chance of survival, and there…