In 2011, Oxfam worked in 113 camps, reaching more than 500,000 beneficiaries - delivering clean water systems, building latrines, and raising awareness of public health issues. Oxfam's focus has now shifted from direct activities in camps to longer term initiatives in inner-city neighbourhoods and rural areas outside the capital, where more permanent water, sanitation and public health services have been established.
Oxfam worked with local partners to prioritise the needs of women and girls, the most vulnerable populations, by involving them at the start of projects to design sanitation facilities.
Our work has included:
Building 653 bathing cubicles and 256 hand-washing stations close to busy places like schools in Port-au-Prince and the town of Léogâne.
Rehabilitating 13 water pumps and digging 14 new boreholes in Petit-Goave, Grand-Goave, and Gressier, (three coastal areas where basic services are still lacking), and in the town of Léogâne.
Distributing hygiene kits containing personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, and towels to more than 120,000 people.