Oxfam showcases its humanitarian work in Bihar

Oxfam showcases its humanitarian work in Bihar

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Every year Bihar celebrates its foundation day on March 22. This year, Oxfam India participated in the three-day event from March 22 to 24, by showcasing its humanitarian work in the region and the country.

The Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA) invited Oxfam India to establish a humanitarian pavilion during the event.

The pavilion, one of the largest in the event, attracted nearly 100,000 visitors

The BSDMA gave special recognition to Oxfam India for its efficient utilization of resources. 

Oxfam India engaged the audience through the medium of audio-visuals, nukad natak, puppet show, hand washing station and display of miniatures and survival kits for disaster.

The main focus was to promote hand washing through practical and pictorial demonstration.

The event also helped Oxfam India showcase the importance of Water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) during any humanitarian crisis. The organisation specialises in providing WaSH support after any disaster.

A quick recap of the event:

      • 150 girl students from Arwal district of Bihar visited the stall. They came to attend the Bihar Diwas event on cycle, covering 85 kms from Arwal. The demonstration of survival kits during a disaster was a big hit with the girls.

 

      • A group of 12 women from a remote village in Aurangabad were keen to know how villagers can prepare themselves before the flood season arrives. The elevated toilet, hand pump and the improvised life jacket intrigued them. Some mentioned their own need for WaSH preparation.

 

  • Fifteen military officials enquired about the different ways they could use rope to rescue people during a humanitarian crisis by tying multiple knots within 10 seconds. They also showed interest in the improvised jacket, displayed at the stall.

Click here to see more images of the event. 

Oxfam at Bihar Diwas:

  • The stall on display reached out and engaged nearly 100,000 people.
  • 1000 people were demonstrated the five steps of hand washing during a disaster.
  • Information on – safe drinking water, WaSH, preparedness before the disaster, improvised emergency kits, grain bank and hand washing – was imparted to nearly 100,000 people.

 

 


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