Brutal military attacks against the Rohingya - a stateless Muslim minority - have escalated in Myanmar since August, and over 600,000 refugees have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Here, we highlight the stories of some of the refugees we met in Bangladesh's sprawling refugee camps.
Meet Tenyi Mbah Marcus from Ashong in North West Cameroon. He depends on his crops to earn a living and send his young children to school. But his livelihood was jeopardised when his neighbour's cows started breaking through his fence and eating his crops.
United Purpose's sister charity, Village Aid, has been selected to take part in The Big Give's 'Christmas Challenge' - the UK's largest online match funding campaign. It's aiming to raise an ambitious £20,000 to bring clean water to a village in conflict-torn Cameroon.
Could you imagine being on your period without access to a toilet or clean water? For 1.25 billion women around the world, this is a reality. It’s a particularly acute problem in Malawi, where 1 million people (6% of the entire population) lack access to any kind of toilet and are forced to relieve themselves in the open. Through our work with local leaders and communities, United Purpose is changing this – and our sanitation projects are vastly improving life for many rural women.
Following Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, UP Nigeria sent enthusiastic school children (AKA 'Hygiene Heroes') to educate their peers in eight neighbouring schools about the importance of handwashing. Thanks to their passion and dedication, 2,845 children have been inspired to fly the flag for good hygiene.