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For World Refugee Day, help a family protect their health


On World Refugee Day (June 20) we’re launching our #10thousandtwins campaign – to twin 10,000 toilets before World Toilet Day (November 19) and help vulnerable families protect their health.

We fund water and sanitation projects in some of the most volatile, vulnerable places on earth – including displacement camps.

These camps may offer protection from violence or persecution but often they pose a hidden, equally deadly, threat. Without clean water and proper sanitation, sickness is rife. Overcrowded living areas mean diseases such as typhoid spread fast. Many children die in such conditions.

Toilet Twinning is building proper toilets and ensuring supplies of clean water in such camps and teaching residents about handwashing and hygiene. So, families who have lost everything can at least hold on to their health.

Your donation can help a vulnerable family protect their health. Twin your toilet today!

The crack of gunfire shattered Sowa’s comfortable life in Central African Republic more than three years ago. She and her husband grabbed their children and ran, leaving behind their farm, market stalls, children’s schooling…  everything they had worked for.

Sowa was five months’ pregnant. They walked 75km to the displacement camp in Boda which has been their home now for three years.

There were no toilets initially: many people contracted typhoid. Many children who’d survived the militias’ attacks succumbed to disease in the camp.

‘We were ashamed when local people refused to let us use their toilets, and we were afraid we’d be attacked if we went in the bush,’ says Sowa.

But that’s all changed – thanks to a project that Toilet Twinning helped support. Sowa’s camp now has proper latrines and clean water, and camp residents work together to keep washrooms and toilets clean.

There’s much less sickness now. ‘You’ve given us back our health – thank you!’ says Sowa.

Join our #10thousandtwins campaign and help fund life-saving latrines for vulnerable families. We’ll share regular updates online to keep you posted over the next five months...


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