Water and sanitation

Village of Balgouma - district of Kaya - Burkina Faso. Women wait with their jerry cans to fetch water. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
In Burkina Faso, acquiring a reliable supply of drinking water is something that is becoming a challenge. Fleeing the North – currently suffering from a conflict which began 4 years ago – one million of Burkina Faso's inhabitants are now living as displaced people. The movement of people is...
A women on the move. Credit: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam
Human mobility and resilience in the Sahel, challenges and opportunities.
Naomie Ouedraogo is a woman committed to peace in Burkina Faso
A committed and optimistic woman living in a dramatic security context, Naomie Ouedraogo Bicaba is shaking up traditional thinking to make her contribution to the return of peace in Burkina Faso. And with the coronavirus pandemic, peace is more than ever a question of survival in the country.
A young mother holds her child at the Pissila displacement camp, Sanmatenga province, Burkina Faso. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
In the north and the east of Burkina Faso, over the past year armed groups have devastated villages, leaving many women to face a new destiny.
Syntyche talks with displaced women in Burkina Faso. Credit : Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
Syntyche Ouedraogo, is a member of Oxfam’s humanitarian communications team in Burkina Faso. She gives us her look as a humanitarian worker, in a country affected by a succession of crises. Today, the coronavirus pandemic is a new threat to face. And yet, no one is resigned.
Mariam is a mother and displaced woman at the PIssila site in Burkina Faso
The study "Survivors and heroines: women in the crisis in Burkina Faso" describes the impact of the conflict on women and looks at their role in strengthening social cohesion and building peace.
April 10, 2020 - Lily was deployed to Bangui to improve public health and Oxfam’s response to Covid-19 in the Central African Republic. © Aurélie Godet / Oxfam RCA
Interview with Lily-Madeleine Séguin, deployed to Bangui to improve public health and Oxfam’s response to COVID-19 in the Central African Republic.
Women are busy finding water at the Pissila IDP site in Burkina Faso's Sanmatenga province. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
February 20, 2020 – Following the recent launch of the new Humanitarian Response Plan in Burkina Faso, Oxfam is calling for the urgent mobilization of funds to respond to the pressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs of more than 1.9 million people.
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