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18 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

EU plans for ‘controlled centers’ for asylum seekers mean more innocent people – including children – will be forced to live in de-facto detention centers, Oxfam said today. The plans, to be discussed at an informal EU summit in Salzburg this week, will not help the EU to better manage migration, but they will create needless suffering.

14 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Jude Powell and Shekhar Anand

Jude Powell and Shekhar Anand share the lessons learnt from Oxfam in the Middle East and North Africa on building the resilience for displaced people in the region.

13 Sep 2018 description
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19 NGOs decry conditions at the site, now worse than ever, and call for sustainable solutions to both decongest the islands and improve conditions across first receptions centres in North Aegean Sea.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

Reacting to the news, Marion Bouchetel, advocacy officer for Oxfam in Greece, said:

“Thousands of refugees and other migrants are trapped on the Greek islands in trailers and tents that are blazing hot in summer and freezing cold in winter. Access to running water is limited. Unaccompanied children, pregnant women, and people with physical and mental health conditions have to wait over 10 months before they can even meet with an asylum officer to determine what might happen to them, and whether they have any chance of seeing their families again. This wait is agonising.

30 Aug 2018 description

Index: ASA 05/8971/2018

30 August 2018

JOINT OPEN LETTER TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM LEADERS AND OBSERVERS IN THE CONTEXT OF AUSTRALIA’S ABUSIVE OFFSHORE REFUGEE PROCESSING POLICY

30 Aug 2018 description
report Oxfam

Brian McSorely

For World Water Week, Oxfam Engineering Adviser Brian McSorley reflects on the achievements of the Global Solar Water Initiative and the potential of solar water pumps to transform lives and ways of working.

Solar power offers so many possibilities for development and humanitarian aid, from lighting, to internet connectivity and water provision. If you are involved in helping communities access clean water, almost anywhere where Oxfam is working, the following question is a no brainer:

29 Aug 2018 description
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For World Water Week Louise Medland reflects on the stark global inequalities in access to water and sanitation, and outlines some of the Oxfam programmes which are improving services for the poorest.

‘_Equal access to sufficient safe and affordable water, and adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene, can mean the difference between prosperity and poverty, well-being and ill-health, and even living and dying’_

United Nations (2018). Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

21 Aug 2018 description
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By Alexia Pretari

Oxfam’s approach to building resilience involves bringing about changes ‘in the very structures that cause and maintain poverty and injustice’ (transformative capacity), and building active citizenship involves addressing power imbalances, including building power within. While working on impact evaluations of programs about both these topics, I asked myself, how can I ensure that our impact evaluations are not blind to the different power dimensions, which underlie social inequalities?

28 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam
  • Désignation d’une Commission indépendante et examen en cours des pratiques de prévention et de protection (ou sauvegarde)

  • Formation initiale de 119 membres du personnel en matière d’investigation sur les questions de prévention et de protection

  • Plus de 2 millions d’euros investis dans la prévention et la protection à l’échelle de la confédération

  • Introduction de systèmes de référence du personnel avec des contrôles renforcés avant l’embauche

  • Signalement des alertes dans cinq langues

26 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

• Independent Commission appointed and Safeguarding review on track

• Initial training for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators

• More than €2m investment in safeguarding across Oxfam globally

• Staff reference systems introduced with enhanced pre-employment checks

• Whistle-blowing reporting lines in five languages

25 Jul 2018 description
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Emily Tomkys Valteri, Alexia Pretari and Simone Lombardini share practical tips to help improve quality in survey data collection, and introduce the latest case study in the ‘Going Digital’ series.

Sometimes survey data doesn’t add up: two household members are married to each other and yet have different marital statuses, consent statements have not been fully read, percentages of income add up to 131%, data from the same respondents across different surveys cannot be linked up – just a few common issues you may have encountered.

11 Jul 2018 description
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Athens, 11 July 2018 - We, the undersigned organizations active in human rights and humanitarian aid, urge the Regional Governor of the North Aegean Region to re-examine her decision to suspend the operations of Lesvos Solidarity in the area of PIPKA on the island of Lesvos.

10 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Valentina Bacchin

A case study on legal aid work in Oxfam’s protection programmes in Italy, Greece, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

27 Jun 2018 description

Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organizations respond with dismay to the Dutch Parliament’s approval of the EU’s new asylum plans to offshore asylum protection. With a joint appeal, they ask the government for a humane asylum policy, in line with international law.

23 Jun 2018 description

The 2017 Grand Bargain signatory reports on Workstream 2 evidence some encouraging progress on meeting the 6 localisation commitments to provide more support and funding tools for national and local responders. But it is slow and much of the progress is in the initial first steps. 4 signatories did not report anything on this workstream.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Tearfund, Oxfam

*by Sini Maria Heikkila, Humanitarian Policy Officer Tearfund and *

Denis Kongere, Regional Drought Policy and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam

14 Jun 2018 description
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Children abused and illegally returned at French-Italian border – Oxfam

Children abused and illegally returned at French-Italian border – Oxfam Children as young as 12 are being abused, detained and illegally returned to Italy by French border guards, according to a new report by Oxfam.