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Pakistan floods: Oxfam hygiene kit

The hygiene kits that Oxfam are distributing cost just under $22 (£14). The hygiene kit includes 15 bars of soap for personal use and also soap for washing clothes, two towels, a cloth that can be cut into strips for sanitary protection, a plastic kettle for washing and two buckets with lids. One for drinking water, one for general use.


This photo is from Tented Camp (no 3), Khairpur, Sindh Province, where Oxfam activities include constructing latrines and washrooms, and registration of beneficiaries for hygiene kit distribution. Approximate population in the camp: 30 households (all will benefit from above).


Our target reach in the area is 8,000 families for non-food item (NFI) kits, which will include:

Hand soap (15 bars), laundry soap, utensils, and sanitary items for women, Oxfam bucket with lid, second bucket with lid and tap, water purifying tablets. Unit cost $22 (£14).


Overall, Oxfam has distributed close to 640,000 hygiene and household kits. (7 October 2010)


More on Oxfam's humanitarian response to the Pakistan floods.


Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

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Taken on October 6, 2010