In February 2016, Oxfam hosted its first learning event on working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts in order to bring together a range of Oxfam and partner staff to exchange programmatic and operational learning. This report documents the outcomes and discussions.
The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable.
Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam
The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.
While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.
Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration
At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.
This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods. The distinctiveness of pastoralists – including factors related to the erosion of their livelihood strategies and the difficulty posed by identification of frequently mobile households – and their particular vulnerability to humanitarian crises suggest that the effects of humanitarian interventions targeting them are likely to differ from other populations.
The flow of migrants into Italy continues to be dealt with as an ‘emergency’ situation. The EU’s ’hotspot’ approach, outlined in the European Agenda for Migration of May 2015 as a short-term measure, has been implemented in Italy and Greece and is an approach involving EU officers, in collaboration with national authorities, in the identification, fingerprinting and registration of migrants.
Since the beginning of 2016, an average of around 1,700 people have reached Greek shores every single day. Lacking safe and legal alternatives, they put their lives in the hands of smugglers and risked everything during perilous sea and land crossings.
The current global refugee crisis has prompted the biggest humanitarian response in Oxfam’s history, the international agency said today as it launched a new campaign calling on governments to do more to help those forced to flee their homes.
In reaction to today’s expected announcements of the European Commission on migration, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, Natalia Alonso, said:
Oxfam works with others, taking action to achieve common goals for overcoming poverty and injustice. Its aim is to achieve consistently good quality and honest relationships with all of its partners. Good partnerships are based on paying attention to ways of working and maximizing impact by delivering good financial and programme management.
We are in the middle of the most serious refugee crisis since the Second World War, with millions of people risking everything to flee terrifying conflict, disaster and poverty. More than 60 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. The majority – more than 38 million people – are displaced within their own countries. Others shelter in neighbouring countries or are still on the move, putting their lives in danger on treacherous journeys to seek refuge further from home.
The failure of governments to address the causes of conflicts and disasters, and deal with the consequences is leading to the suffering of millions of people and putting the humanitarian system under unprecedented strain, Oxfam warned today ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey (23 – 24 May).
Según los colectivos firmantes, la condecoración no sólo excede las atribuciones de un Gobierno en funciones, sino que supone premiar y promover actuaciones ilegales que vulneran gravemente los derechos humanos, sobre las que la ONU acaba de mostrar su grave preocupación, estando además pendientes varios procedimientos ante el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humano
Comment combler le manque de financement pour l'adaptation suite à l'Accord de Paris
Le changement climatique est une réalité brutale à laquelle sont confrontées des millions de personnes parmi les plus vulnérables au monde. Celles-ci ont un besoin de plus en plus urgent d'aide financière pour s'adapter aux conditions climatiques extrêmes.
Climate change is a brutal reality confronting millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. Their need for financial support to adapt to climate extremes is urgent and rising.
Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.
Geneva/London, April 27, 2016. Oxfam and CARE have joined 21 other INGOs and over 120 national and local organisations to call for a reorientation of the humanitarian system towards local agencies, by signing the Charter for Change.
The international community should plug a $2 billion funding gap for countries hit by El Nino-related drought and storms. These have left a staggering 60 million people around the world facing crop failures and worsening hunger said international agency Oxfam today.
The UN is convening a meeting of countries today (26 April) in Geneva to pledge money to those affected by El Nino.
In this review, we will investigate the impact of eight WASH interventions in preventing (reducing the risk of) and controlling outbreaks in LMIC, with particular focus on three diseases of current concern to the response community – cholera, Ebola, and Hepatitis E. Additionally, we will explore economic outcomes related to WASH interventions within an outbreak.