Join with Oxfam to help Bangladeshi families access clean water

 

What’s happening?

Some of the world’s poorest communities are found in Bangladesh, where access to clean water and toilets is scarce. Unclean water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices have claimed more lives over the past century than any other cause – and this is continuing in many developing countries – making this one of the world’s most urgent health issues.

In the Bangladeshi slum of Horijon Polli, lack of access to clean toilets and fresh water is the reality for many residents. The drains that line the slum’s streets are often clogged with human and household waste, and regularly overflow in the heavy rain. Polluted water floods the streets and people’s homes with raw sewage and rotting garbage. Children are at great risk of getting sick — even dying — from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea. They are forced to live and play in the filthy water. The situation is made worse because there is no reliable source of clean water in the slum. Families have no choice but to cook, clean and wash in the contaminated water.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam’s efforts are finding ways to give Bangladeshi families access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation. They working hard to build and maintain clean water supplies in villages around Bangladesh, and to build new shower and toilet blocks in these communities that are affected by water-borne disease. With our help, Oxfam can make a huge difference to those most in need.

When disaster strikes, Oxfam acts quickly to saves lives by delivering clean water and sanitation — from simple solutions like distributing buckets, jerry cans, soap and water purification tablets, to building and rehabilitating water supply systems, providing tanks, delivering clean water and constructing toilets.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

You can help families have access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation, by donating today.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/help-families-in-bangladesh-access-clean-water-and-toilets/?utm_source=OAU&utm_medium=homepage

 

 

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