WASH in Emergencies

Illustration by: Vina Salazar/Oxfam
In the Philippines, Oxfam, together with our local partners, are providing immediate aid and support to the most affected communities in areas affected by Covid-19 in Eastern Samar, armed conflict in Mindanao, and the succession of destructive typhoons in October and November 2020 that battered...
Esni Haya, pictured here holding her four-month-old baby, has been living in the Sarimanok Evacuation Center for more than two years since the Marawi Siege. She shared with us her experiences of displacement; the challenges evacuees face in accessing WASH and other basic facilities; and her dreams of homecoming. Oxfam led the initial case study research in the three major island groups of the Philippines to co-create a shared understanding of context-specific issues that must be included in policy developme
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) issued Administrative Order 2020-0032, entitled "National Policy on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergencies and Disasters", in July 2020. Once fully implemented, local health offices and local government units will be better...
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