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Oxfam on the Ground in Dadaab

Oxfam on the Ground in Dadaab

July 22, 2011

As of July 22nd, Oxfam is providing water to more than 20,000 refugees on the outskirts of IFO1 refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.

  • We have 6x 10,000 litre tanks, 5x 5000 litre tanks and 1x 2000 litre tanks
  • 16,000 of the people are receiving their water through trucking and the remaining 4000 through piped water direct from the borehole
  • We are also hosting a further 500 people from host communities with clean water
  • Before Oxfam's tanks, there was no water in the outskirts. The nearest place to find water was over 2km away in IFO camp 1 and was often empty
  • The average person needs 10 litres of water per day (minimum). They are currently receiving only 6 litres
  • Tanks are refilled every day
  • a 20 litre jerry can costs $2.19 (250 Kenyan shillings)
  • To install a tap stand costs 27,000 Kenyan Shillings.


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