In December 2012, the Volvo Group entered into a partnership with the global charity organization Oxfam, by donating to three projects aimed at improving access to clean water and sanitation. The funds help communities in Haiti, Indonesia and Ethiopia that have been hit hard by natural disasters.
- After a devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, more than 1 million people were left homeless. The Volvo Group is funding a project that will help more than 1,700 families relocate to safer neighborhoods.
An Oxfam project in Indonesia will help improve disaster response and focus on developing skills and competencies designed to strengthen communities. The country is still recovering from a tsunami in 2004 that killed more than 230,000 people.
Ethiopia has had a three-fold increase in refugees over the past three years due largely to political and social unrest. With support from the Volvo Group, Oxfam plans to set up water and sanitation systems for around 31,000 people in the country.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries. For over 70 years, Oxfam has led the way in responding to disasters, and has become a world authority on emergency water and sanitation. Learn more about how Oxfam supplies millions of people with clean, life-saving water.
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