Asia is experiencing unprecedented change. Some of these changes are bringing benefits, while others are increasing the vulnerability of some or all of the population. Resilience building is a counter to these drivers of vulnerability.
The Asia Resilience Strategy for 2015–2020 provides a broad framework on inclusive humanitarian and development trajectories focused on the poorest of the poor in the areas of:
Oxfam's vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions which affect their lives, enjoy rights and assume responsibilities as citizens of an equal world. Underpinned by a strategic plan, Oxfam commits to achieving six strategic goals:
A super El Niño weather system is causing extreme weather in many parts of the world, including drought and flooding. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being hit hardest, leaving millions facing water shortages, hunger and disease this year. Here are some of the most common questions on the links between El Niño and climate change and how it is affecting millions of people around the world.
Rich countries continue to fail Syrians: London conference must be a turning point in support
Despite the catastrophic scale of suffering and the numbers of people fleeing the conflict, rich countries have given barely half the aid money needed to help people in Syria and surrounding countries in 2015 and many countries, including the UK, are failing to do their fair share to resettle refugees, according to new analysis by Oxfam launched today.
Good, but not good enough Tens of millions of people receive vital humanitarian aid every year, but millions more suffer without adequate help and protection, and their number is relentlessly rising.
Far too often their suffering is because their governments cannot, or intentionally will not, ensure their citizens’ access to aid and protection.
Oxfam's Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) tool develops a holistic, landscape-wide understanding of vulnerability and links up actors across various levels of governance to jointly identify and analyse root causes of vulnerabilities for distinct social groups and later design programmes and risk reduction initiatives accordingly, ensuring that they are equitable, gender-sensitive and effective.
This operational guidance and toolkit brings together worldwide expertise on cash-based interventions (CBIs). It provides comprehensive and practical guidance for humanitarian actors to assess the feasibility, conceptualise the design and structure the implementation of MPGs. The guidance focuses on MPGs whose primary objective is to meet basic needs as defined by affected people themselves, International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law and Sphere Standards. However, the nature of MPGs means they can be easily “topped” up for time-bound and specific needs that can be met by cash, e.g.
An inadequate response to El Niño will put an already overstretched humanitarian system under intense strain and expose tens of millions more people to the extreme risk of hunger, homelessness and disease, warned Oxfam and other leading aid agencies. Funding is urgently required to prevent millions more women, children and men around the world from going hungry, suffering water shortages, falling ill and seeing their livelihoods collapse.
The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world’s humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere.
Oxfam estimates the El Niño weather system could leave tens of millions of people facing hunger, water shortages and disease next year if early action isn’t taken to prepare vulnerable people from its effects.
The UNHCR-led inter-agency project on cash and protection and multi-purpose cash grants is part of the global Enhanced Response Capacity (ERC) funding stream of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). The project, which runs from 2014 to end 2015, aims to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agency staff and improve upon tools used for monitoring protection risks and benefits in cash-based interventions (CBI).
El Niño 2015/16 briefing
El acuerdo climático de París ha logrado el consenso de los líderes mundiales en torno a un objetivo común, pero no supondrá un gran cambio para los más pobres y vulnerables, que se enfrentan a la cruda realidad del aumento del nivel del mar, las inundaciones y sequías.
Resilience has rapidly become one of the most prominent objectives for the development sector, so ascertaining how best to measure it is an essential task for practioners working in monitoring and evaluation. In this discussion paper, the main insights emerging from the series of large-N Effectiveness Reviews, a set of quantitative studies that aim to evaluate impact and generate learning from a random sample of Oxfam’s projects are outlined.
Welcome to A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing.
This guide is an essential resource for all those wanting to understand how the humanitarian system works, who to influence and what issues to campaign on in order to ensure respect for the rights of women, men, girls and boys at risk or affected by conflicts and disasters.
Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, followed by the development of possibly the most powerful El Niño on record.
This briefing makes the case to urgently scale up humanitarian response in countries already in crisis. It also draws on the experience of the super El Nino in 1997–98, and the inadequate response to the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, to push for early action to save livelihoods elsewhere.
Por qué el acuerdo sobre el clima de París debe anteponer los intereses de las personas más pobres, vulnerables y que generan menos emisiones de carbono
This entry posted by Julie Lafrenière, Women’s Rights Specialist at Oxfam Canada, on 25 November 2015.