World Toilet Day 2016

Having a toilet somewhere safe and dignified should not be a luxury in this day and age, and yet, this basic right is still being overlooked. Oxfam is working to combat this in three core areas; water and sanitation in emergencies, water and sanitation for sustainable development, utilising green and affordable technologies to support and make a lasting change to the most vulnerable populations. Below you’ll find blogs, videos, case studies and papers on some of our innovative work in sanitation.
2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation
1 in 10 people have no choice but to defecate out in the open
Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year

Our work in sanitation


Where we work