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06 Nov 2018 description
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By Corrie Sissons and Daniel Pasquini

Climate change and ongoing conflicts have made Pre-Crisis Market Analysis (PCMA) an essential feature of Oxfam’s humanitarian work. Corrie Sissons and Daniel Pasquini share how PCMA exercises have helped Oxfam to respond effectively in two very different contexts.

04 Nov 2018 description
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Summary

70 civil wars. 68.5 million people displaced. 730 million in extreme poverty. One person driven from their home every two seconds. For too many people around the world, life is characterized by unimaginable hardship, vulnerability and insecurity. Humanitarian crises are hard for everyone, though particularly difficult for women and girls. They face increased risk of violence, exhausting workloads to ensure their families survive and lack full control over decisions that affect the trajectories of their lives.

31 Oct 2018 description
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Framework overview

Oxfam’s ambition is to achieve greater sustainability and governance of water and sanitation services, especially for the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable people. To do this, we need to change the way we programme: from designing the intervention to establishing the monitoring system, we need to focus on outcomes. This framework provides ideas for what sustainable outcomes can look like, even in contexts affected by conflict and fragility, and how we can measure our progress towards achieving them.

24 Oct 2018 description
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Oxfam publishes second progress report for “Ten-point action plan” to improve safeguarding

  • Policies and procedures to guide expectations of people’s behavior and how safeguarding is prevented and managed. It will be how people act, behave and treat each other – our culture – which will ensure the people who work with us and for us ensure unacceptable behaviours are called out, that people feel safe to report their concerns and trust that Oxfam will support them.

23 Oct 2018 description
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Annual report reveals positive response to appeal for survivors of abuse to come forward Oxfam’s “first duty” is to ensure its life-saving and life-changing work is carried out in an environment where those it serves are protected from abuse, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive, said today.

His statement is made in Oxfam’s 2017-18 annual report, which shows how Oxfam GB directly helped 14 million people over the last 12 months, more than at any time in its 76-year history.

23 Oct 2018 description
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Oxfam publie aujourd’hui le deuxième rapport d’avancement de son** « Plan d’action en dix points »** visant la prévention du harcèlement, de l’exploitation et des abus sexuels ainsi que le soutien aux victimes.

26 Sep 2018 description

In 2017, the number of people in the world suffering from hunger has increased for the third year in a row, according to the United Nations, to 821 million people. After years of progress, conflict has contributed to global hunger numbers rising to levels last seen a decade ago.

18 Sep 2018 description
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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• 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.