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Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...

Design a Bog Day

We need designers, manufacturers and inventors to create the emergency sanitation kit of the future. Join us on 13 September 2013 and design latrines and taps which could save lives in disaster situations...

The daily struggle for water in Yemen

World leaders are meeting in London today to discuss the deepening humanitarian situation in Yemen.  Over half the population does not have access to clean water and Sana'a is predicted...

Yemen: A community's killing well

"We want water! need water! Water! Nothing else!" This was the urgent plea from the community in Al-Basaabias (sometimes known as Al-Madba), Yemen. I'd arrived to carry...

Top 5 Paralympic Oxfam facts

The games are back! Following on from the sporting success of our Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts, here are five tidbits of trivia about the Paralympic games: The Paralympics and Oxfam...

Great Lakes crisis: A Q&A

Right now, more people are displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) than at any time over the past three years. Tens of thousands more people have fled to neighbouring countries. Oxfam's...

Providing safe water and fighting cholera in the Congo

Today marks International World Water Day, a way of focusing global attention on the importance of water and the need for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It's estimated that...

Getting water to thousands of refugees in Upper Nile

Nearly 34,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan's Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam - a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan - since the start of 2012. Oxfam's team...

The importance of water

Over the next week people around the world will be walking for water. Here's why I think it matters. ...

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