Most read reports
- Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2018
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2018
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- ECOWAS calls for increased coordination to address security and developmental challenges in Sahel region
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.
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.
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.
What you will find in the Guide
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
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:
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’_
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?
Laura Eldon and Anna Kondakhchyan
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
• 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
*by Sini Maria Heikkila, Humanitarian Policy Officer Tearfund and *
Denis Kongere, Regional Drought Policy and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam
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.