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03 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

How to revitalize the agenda 15 years after UNSCR 1325

Author: Shaheen Chughtai, Deputy Head, Humanitarian Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam GB

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Conflicts threaten devastating consequences for everyone – but women and girls face particular impacts. In general, women and girls have access to fewer resources to protect and sustain themselves, are more often the deliberate target of gender-based violence and are more often excluded from political processes essential for peace and security.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

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

Yemen

Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Oxfam

Smallholder farmers, and particularly women, are on the frontline in the fight against hunger and climate change in southern Africa. Unequal access to resources, poor access to finance and limited linkages to markets to sell their produce impose critical constraints, and food insecurity and poverty are the direct outcomes of this failure. In countries such as Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, between a quarter and half of the population are classified as being chronically undernourished.

10 Aug 2015 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam helped almost a third more people caught up in humanitarian disasters in 2014-15 as it responded to an unprecedented number of emergencies including the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and ongoing conflicts in Syria and South Sudan.

The organisation supported 8.1 million people across 39 humanitarian disasters over the year, providing clean water, sanitation and food, compared to 6.1 million across 24 emergencies in 2013-14.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

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

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen crisis

Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.

27 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

When Oxfam responds to disasters, the priotiry is to get clean water, sanitation and hygiene packs to affected communities. In the Pacific, the agency faces an exceptionally challenging environment, with both the geography and the fragile infrastructure making it hard to reach vulnerable, remote island communities.

27 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

Sauver des vies et des moyens de subsistance en renforçant les capacités locales et en accordant un rôle prépondérant aux acteurs locaux

TARA R. GINGERICH
MARC J. COHEN
OXFAM AMÉRIQUE

27 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam
Summary report

Saving lives and livelihoods by strengthening local capacity and shifting leadership to local actors

17 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

SUMMARY

Tens of millions of people receive vita l humanitarian aid every year. Oxfam alone helped more than 8 million people in 2014, including 3.6 million with better access to clean water; and in June 2015 the UN was appealing for funds to reach 78.9 million people across 37 countries. However, millions suffer without adequate help or protection, and the number of people exposed to crises seems to relentlessly increase.

11 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

The corporate grip on development finance must be loosened if the Finance for Development Conference is going to help mobilize the resources needed to overcome poverty. Oxfam issued this warning ahead of third Finance for Development Conference which is to be held in Addis, Ethiopia from 13 - 16 July.

10 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

The Government should live up to promises in Wednesday’s Budget to clamp down on tax avoidance by supporting rather than blocking crucial reforms to global tax rules being discussed at next week’s UN conference in Ethiopia, Oxfam said today.

09 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

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

Maghreb & Middle East

Yemen

09 Jul 2015 description
report Oxfam

Rich countries have paid out less than half the amount they originally pledged to help countries recover from a snapshot of three major humanitarian crises, according to Oxfam.

29 Jun 2015 description
report Oxfam

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
report Oxfam

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
report Oxfam

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
report Oxfam

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
report Oxfam

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.