water and sanitation

Water points are favorite play areas for children in rural areas. The pull could be because of the joy of drinking water that is clean and safe, the fascination of watching it fill up buckets, or simply splashing it all over the place. Five-year-old Wini (Juba Arabic for Winnie) is no exception on...
Refugee settlements often last decades and are a home to thousands. Providing suitable and sustainable sanitation solutions is regarded as one of the essential components of promoting public health in these settlements. Within Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Kyegegwa District, Oxfam has continued to...
Leila Florence is a 28-year-old woman and South Sudanese refugee resettled in Omugo, refugee settlement since 2018. She recounts her ordeal: “When we were brought, life was very difficult. On arrival, there were no latrines for individual households. Shared latrines were constructed by different...
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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,...
Boys at Eden II Primary school join Baskania Armitege, Rhino Camp Settlement Commandant to officially commission the latrine blocks for use. Photo credit:Oxfam
By Angela Kateemu Nuwahereza Schools are supposed to be safe, friendly environments for children to learn. However, few schools in the refugee settlements of Rhino camp, Imvepi and Bidibidi in Arua and Yumbe Districts respectively, have latrines. Those with latrines are unisex, and also accommodate...
“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...
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