Video: Oxfam airlifts vital water supply and hygiene materials to drought stricken Somalia

Oxfam Canada Executive Director Robert Fox describes the scene in Nairobi as Oxfam airlifts 47 tonnes of vital water supply and hygiene materials to Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

August 19, 2011

 

 

Oxfam has airlifted 47 tonnes of vital water supply and hygiene materials to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, as the aid community scales up its effort to bring relief to the drought-stricken country. The airlift is part of Oxfam’s efforts to control the outbreak of cholera and reduce public health risks in highly-populated camps.

The airlift includes water tanks and pipes to set up water points across the capital city as well as tons of soap bars and 12,000 jerry cans so people can carry and store water. There is sufficient aid to reach over 120,000 people.

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