WASH

In a bid to promote Water, Sanitation and household health under WASH, Oxfam awarded cash benefits to refugees with special needs in the settlements of Imvepi and Omugo. At the close of 2019, refugees with special needs happily received cash from Oxfam. Paul Oloya, the Consortium Coordinator for...
Betty 31 years and single mother of 6 children demonstrates hand-washing at her home latrine Photo: Robert Ariaka/Oxfam
Awate set up and dug a pit latrine and constructed a bathing shelter. She went ahead and constructed a kitchen and drying racks to keep clean her utensils. She also managed to fix a drying wire to dry her clothes, and put up a handwashing facility at the latrine point and sunk a rubbish pit. This...
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Refugees settled in Imvepi settlement have positively embarked on a campaign to fight open defecation. Through their elected leaders who become public health promotion volunteers, the refugees have received training been able to adopt and implement basic hygiene practices like proper hand washing,...
Proper hand washing as demonstrated by students of Illi Primary School, Omugo refugee settlement. Photo: Oxfam
With funding from KfW, Oxfam is working in the refugee settlements of Rhino Camp and Omugo extension in West Nile to provide safe water access and improve sanitation and hygiene practices of South Sudanese refugees and the host communities. This includes the construction of water supply systems, as...
Two months after I settled here, I became an Oxfam field-based volunteer. You see, before I fled into Uganda, I worked in the WASH sector in South Sudan. With my background in WASH implementation, I applied for a job which I successfully acquired. Even more exciting is the way this opportunity has...
“One hundred sixty household latrines completed in Ariwa 1, I am excited!” exclaimed Oliver Taban while addressing a team of people from different organizations that were monitoring the work of Oxfam in Rhino Camp settlement, Arua, Uganda. Oliver Taban, a South Sudan Refugee, is a hygiene promoter...
The use of Tippy Taps has been adopted in Rhinocamp settlement as a proper hygiene practice. photo credit: Oxfam
Oxfam, together with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) partners in emergencies came together to commemorate the World Toilet Day on 23rd November 2017, in Rhino Camp Settlement, Arua. It was an interesting day filled with all forms of edutainment activities including music, drama and dance, all...
In Uganda, the humanitarian context is characterized by conflicts (internal and external), food insecurity, natural disasters, and epidemic outbreaks. These are due to both internal and external factors. Since the Oxfam is working with partners CEFORD to provide life-saving assistance providing...
This is the question the Country Director Peter Kamalingin posed to the refugee community of Rhino Refugee Settlement in Arua district northern Uganda during a recent monitoring visit. Speaking to the community which included the Dynamic Youth Music and Dance Group, Hygiene promoters, religious...
Whereas the numbers of arrivals have come down as compared to the previous year, more refugees continue coming into Uganda. In January 2016, the number of new arrivals increased to over 300 per day. Oxfam and our local partners CEFORD and ACORD have supported South Sudanese refugees and members of...
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