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Rama, 40. He fled his home with his family when the earthquake began. He now finds shelter in Tundikhe IDP camp, Kathmandu. He would like to go back to his home and has a plan to rebuild it. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit@ Pablo Tosco/Nepal

Mobilizing community health volunteers in Nepal

Providing water and sanitation, and public health promotion to help communities stay safe, are key parts of Oxfam's Nepal Earthquake response. Here Genevive Estacaan explains how Oxfam is training...

Oxfam in Yemen: the volunteers that are saving lives

In Yemen, some 10 million people,almost half the population, do not have enough food to eat. Ola Fattah, Oxfam's information and communication Officer shares the story of Adam Jamal, a young...

Gastroenteritis and me #perouskenya

This is my last post from Kenya. Four days ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of Gastroenteritis. I spent that morning being examined by doctors and having every blood test under the sun to determine...

Rivers filled with waste and poison #perouskenya

In Mukuru, bags of human poo are called 'flying toilets' because people tend to use them at home and, once it's dark, they go outside and throw them as far as they can. At first I found...

Kingston, Eric and recycled plastic #perouskenya

Today we visited a different part of Mukuru, an area called Kingston. We went to meet Eric, a youth group leader and operations manager of an Oxfam-funded recycling plant.  I was struck by Eric's...

Goodbye typhoid and cholera. Hello Fresh Life toilets #perouskenya

When I went to primary school, we had plenty of toilets. Rows of cubicles stocked with toilet paper. There were mirrors on the opposite wall next to little basins just high enough for us to reach....

A photo shoot in the middle of Mukuru #perouskenya

It was over five months ago, on a sunny April day in east London, that we met Perou for the first time to discuss the idea of him photographing our water and sanitation projects. Today, it all came...

Choosing between eating, drinking and using the bathroom #perouskenya

I have seen countless photos and read many stories about our projects in Nairobi, but nothing could have prepared me for the sights, smells and sounds of Mukuru.  As I looked around at the piles...

#perouskenya

Celebrated fashion photographer, Perou, is currently in Nairobi, Kenya.  He's visiting water and sanitation projects in Mukuru urban settlement with Oxfam's Stories, Film, and Photography...

This week: #perouskenya

Oxfam's social media is going to be taken over with live reports from one of Nairobi's largest slums, Mukuru, from 7 to 13 August. Our Stories, Film and Photography Team has been joined by...

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