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29 Jun 2015 description
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In this rapidly changing world, how can a development and humanitarian NGO like Oxfam GB unlock its people, knowledge, networks, partnerships and resources to achieve greater impact at scale?

28 May 2015 description

The purpose of this tool is to obtain a quick understanding of the emergency food security and livelihood situation within the first few days after a rapid-onset disaster. This tool is independent of other inter-agency multi-sectoral assessments such as the MIRA and collects information only on food security and livelihoods. However, this tool can be used alongside processes such as the MIRA to complement them with more detailed food security and livelihoods information necessary for rapid response design.

22 May 2015 description
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These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Asia and South Asia

Nepal Earthquake

01 May 2015 description
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South Asia

Nepal Earthquake

On Saturday 25 April, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the poor, landlocked and mountainous Asian state of Nepal. By 30 April, the death toll had risen to more than 5,500 and the UN estimates that 8million people across the country are affected by the disaster – more than a quarter of the population.

21 Apr 2015 description
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Il aura fallu la menace d’une crise sanitaire internationale pour mettre en évidence les lacunes des systèmes de santé africains.

Des systèmes de santé résilients, gratuits au point d’utilisation, constituent manifestement un bien public international. Ils sont primordiaux pour la mise en place d’une couverture santé universelle et pour faire rapidement face aux flambées de maladie.

16 Apr 2015 description
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World Bank must lead efforts to raise $1.7 billion to improve Ebola-hit countries’ health care

Community networks should be included in recovery planning says Oxfam

The World Bank and international donors must find $1.7 billion to improve dangerously inadequate health systems in Ebola-affected countries and help prevent such a deadly epidemic ever happening again said Oxfam today on the eve of Ebola talks at the Bank’s annual spring meetings in Washington DC.

09 Apr 2015 description
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The sustainable development goals (SDGs) will require significant financing. Governments across the world are increasingly looking at ways of working with the private sector in order to meet financing needs and they will need to find ways of maximizing the contribution of these actors. This depends on ensuring that activities undertaken conform to high standards of sustainable development, including ensuring social and environmental justice.

08 Apr 2015 description
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Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

03 Apr 2015 description
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Les investissements de la SFI dans les intermédiaires financiers ont atteint 36 milliards de dollars en quatre ans, soit trois fois plus que les prêts de la Banque mondiale en faveur de l’éducation, et doivent être réformés sans délai

La Société financière internationale (SFI) rend très peu compte des milliards de dollars qu’elle investit dans les banques, les fonds spéculatifs et d’autres intermédiaires financiers et qui financent des projets conduisant à des violations des droits humains à travers le monde.

03 Apr 2015 description
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Billions in “out of control” IFC investments into third-parties causing human rights abuses around the world

IFC investment portfolio in financial intermediaries grows to $36 billion in four years – three times as much as World Bank global education lending – needs urgent reform

The International Finance Corporation has little accountability for billions of dollars’ worth of investments into banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries, resulting in projects that are causing human rights abuses around the world.

25 Mar 2015 description
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Markets are an important aspect of the livelihood where the majority of the world’s population depend upon. During disaster, market recovery is critical where it indicates the recuperation that livelihood, jobs and businesses rely upon. Humanitarian actors need to factor market analysis into their planning design. A failure to incorporate good understanding of market system may undermine livelihood rehabilitation, which can in turn prolong dependence on outside assistance.

05 Mar 2015 description
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Des toilettes commodément situées à proximité du bar Student Union à l’Université de l’Ouest de l’Angleterre (UWE Bristol), montrent que l’urine peut générer de l’électricité.

Ce prototype d’urinoir est le fruit d’un partenariat entre les chercheurs de l’UWE Bristol et Oxfam. On espère que la technologie de génération d’électricité à partir d’urine éclairera les cabinets dans les camps de réfugiés, souvent placés dans des endroits sombres et dangereux, en particulier pour les femmes.

05 Mar 2015 description
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Published: 5 March 2015

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity.

The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women.

18 Feb 2015 description

The real possibility of eradicating global hunger and poverty in our lifetime is dependent upon the international community getting more serious in supporting smallholder agriculture – a sector that supports nearly 2 billion people and produces most of the world’s food.

17 Feb 2015 description
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These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Syria Crisis

22 Jan 2015 description
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Asia is at a Crossroads. Rising inequality poses a dire threat to continued prosperity in Asia, where an estimated 500 million people remain trapped in extreme poverty, most of them women and girls. The huge gap between rich and poor hinders economic growth, undermines democratic institutions and can trigger conflict.

19 Jan 2015 description

The purpose of this guidance is to provide field practitioners, across the different sectors, with a practical step-by-step process of how to plan, carry out, and update pre-crisis market mapping and analysis, leading to response/programme design and implementation as well as surveillance, early warning system (EWS), and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).