Give Water, Give Life
As part of Oxfam’s cholera response in Juba, South Sudan, teams of public health volunteers have been teaching affected communities about the importance of keeping themselves and their environment clean.
Running taps, working toilets, clean, safe drinking water and soap — in Canada, they’re things people can take for granted. Yet around the world, more than 6,000 people die each day from diseases caused by dirty water.
- When disasters strike, Oxfam acts quickly to save lives by delivering clean water and sanitation.
- Oxfam are known internationally for the speed and efficiency with which we can help provide large-scale water supplies, essential sanitation facilities and hygiene improvements (commonly referred to as WASH), even in the most difficult circumstances.
- Our greatest — and most simple — innovation is the Oxfam water bucket. It’s designed to be light, durable, and keep water clean and safe. It stacks, is easy to transport, has a tight-fitting lid to keep out the dirt and prevent spillage, and an insertable tap to prevent collected water from recontamination.
- Currently in West Africa, Oxfam is using these buckets to prevent the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
- In the Zaatari refugee camp, in Jordan, Oxfam is providing buckets and water and sanitation facilities to refugee families who fled the Syrian conflict.
- WASH is what we do best — and you can help!
- This holiday season, give Oxfam Unwrapped gifts that help provide water and sanitation services to families in need. From distributing buckets and soap and water in Sierra Leone, to helping build water supply systems in Syria and constructing toilets in South Sudan —
give water, give life!
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