This brief draws examples from the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia and details how gender is or is not an integral element of adaptation practices and policies. The document offers recommendations for how greater inclusion can be achieved, in a context where policy approaches aimed at strengthening local communities’ adaptive capacity largely fail to recognise the gendered nature of everyday realities and experiences.
The key lessons from the aforementioned regions are the following:
The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite significant progress, much work remains both to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to support the millions of people already hit by climate change.
Oxfam helps more people suffering from war and disaster than ever before – Annual Report
- Biggest-ever emergency aid effort
- Record income but harder to meet increased needs
- Appeal to public to volunteer in shops to boost slight drop in sales in tough high-street environment
Oxfam GB provided emergency aid to almost nine million people in 2015/16, the highest number in its history, according to its annual report published today. The majority of these people were fleeing conflict and disaster.
The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, this 19th September, has been called to tackle one of the greatest global challenges of our age: to protect and assist millions of people on the move in search of safety and dignity.
More than 20 million men, women and children have been forced across international borders by conflict, violence and persecution.
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.