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17 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

By Jessica Fullwood-Thomas

TS Elliot famously said, ‘Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?’ Increasingly we have ever greater quantities and sources of data, but do we forget to seek what really matters? That is, the opinions and experiences of those at the sharp end. Voices matter, opinions and perceptions are as important as fact in terms of influencing behaviours and decision-making.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Authors Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca Publication date 13 Oct 2017 DOI 10.21201/2017.0889 ISBN 978-1-78748-088-9

SUMMARY

09 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Simone Lombardini

Oxfam GB, Oxford, United Kingdom

Kristen McCollum

International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy

02 Oct 2017 description

A review of recent humanitarian interventions that support local markets in emergency contexts revealed a limited scope and breadth of this type of activity. While many agencies show good creativity and understanding of market systems in emergencies, most activities are in the form of small grants to traders, to help them recover and to facilitate access to markets for disaster-affected communities. Such support includes small and large, formal and informal traders, but does not often go beyond grants, although sometimes trainings and other “soft support” are provided.

29 Sep 2017 description

Dès aujourd'hui, 7 organisations, ainsi que la Commission d'Aide juridique française de l'arrondissement judiciaire de Bruxelles, s’associent pour répondre de façon simple et lisible aux besoins des migrants présents à Bruxelles. Elles mettent en place un « hub humanitaire » où chaque organisation interviendra selon ses spécificités.

29 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

La ONG pide un nuevo sistema de reubicación no discriminatorio y que exija rendición de cuentas a los Estados miembros

Al expirar el plazo (este martes 26 de septiembre a las 00:01) para que la Comisión Europea diese una respuesta a la denuncia interpuesta por Oxfam Intermón por el incumplimiento de la cuota de acogida del Gobierno de España, el director de Oxfam Intermón, José María Vera, ha declarado:

22 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

New opportunities and challenges one year after the landmark report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines

On 14 September 14 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines publicly released its final report entitled ‘Promoting innovation and access to health technologies’.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

La ONG afirma que se trata de una "medida extrema y desesperada" a pocos días de que expire el plazo de acogida establecido por la UE

España es uno de los países con mayor incumplimiento de la cuota de refugiados asignada por la UE

18 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Ahead of President Trump’s first address to the United Nations, Oxfam welcomed refugees into President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, NY. Oxfam rented the home and called on President Trump and other world leaders to do more to support and resettle refugees in the United States and around the world.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

by Tara R. Gingerich and Riccardo Vitale

What can we learn about resilience by examining completed resilience, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation projects? Oxfam conducted three such case studies in Bolivia, Colombia, and Fiji, looking at the conditions required for successful resilient development as well as issues around timing and duration. This synthesis report presents a summary of the three projects and distills the findings that were common to our analysis of them as well as a related climate change adaptation project in Vanuatu.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting the goals of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, Oxfam said today.

The Declaration, first adopted last September, reaffirmed the responsibility of all nations to refugees, and laid out a two-year deadline for countries to develop and agree on a “global compact” that would make these commitments a reality. But 12 months on, there has been no improvement in refugee crises around the world.

04 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE FOR WATER AND SANITATION

Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend still further. Development and humanitarian programmes address these issues separately, but fail to create an integrated, sustainable solution.

844 million people still lack a basic drinking water service and

10 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

By Suzanne Ferron

This review aimed to get a better understanding of the extent and effectiveness of non-food item (NFI) distributions in Oxfam programmes, in order to develop recommendations for programme policy and guidance to maximize the impact of NFI distributions or alternatives in future responses. Documentation relating to 15 recent WASH responses was examined and key informant interviews were conducted with some of the key Oxfam staff involved in these responses.

08 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

Migrants tell of torture, sexual violence and slavery in Libyan ‘hell'

Three quarters witnessed murder or torture and almost all of the women had been sexually assaulted

Rape, torture and slave labour are among the daily realities in Libya for people fleeing war, persecution and poverty, according to a new report by Oxfam and Italian partners MEDU and Borderline Sicilia published today.

03 Aug 2017 description
report Oxfam

Aggregated data on direct funding flows to local humanitarian actors exists at the global level, but there is limited aggregated knowledge of how much funding – and through what channels – goes to local actors at the country level, particularly funding that reaches local actors indirectly. Deeper analysis at the country level can provide useful information for all humanitarian actors to make practical changes in the financing architecture and better meet commitments made through the Grand Bargain and other international agreements, like the Charter4Change.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

In 2015, the leaders of 193 governments promised to reduce inequality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without reducing inequality, meeting the SDG to eliminate poverty will be impossible. Now Development Finance International and Oxfam have produced the first index to measure the commitment of governments to reducing the gap between the rich and the poor.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

Commenting on today’s National Audit Office report Managing the Official Development Assistance target, Oxfam’s head of UK policy, Richard Pyle said:

“It's clear from this report that the vast majority of the UK’s aid money is well spent and well managed - it makes a massive difference to the world’s poorest people. We're pleased the NAO recognises the improvements made by the Department for International Development (DFID), which manages three quarters of UK aid.

04 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

With the world on the brink of an unprecedented four famines, donor countries must urgently step up efforts to tackle the structural causes of hunger and poverty. Food security and sustainable agriculture are among the European Union’s key priorities for development cooperation. The EU is committed to longterm solutions, including empowering smallholders, in particular women, and supporting environmentally sustainable approaches in agriculture. In practice, however, its development aid to the agricultural sector does not live up to its commitments.

30 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam

With the world on the brink of an unprecedented four famines, donor countries must urgently step up efforts to tackle the structural causes of hunger and poverty. Food security and sustainable agriculture are among the European Union’s key priorities for development cooperation. The EU is committed to longterm solutions, including empowering smallholders, in particular women, and supporting environmentally sustainable approaches in agriculture. In practice, however, its development aid to the agricultural sector does not live up to its commitments.