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?
Oxfam: more help arrives as the aid effort gears up
Oxfam India’s emergency team is in Wayanad and Idukki, two of the worst affected districts in Kerala. The team has conducted an assessment, met the local administration and trained local partners to distribute humanitarian supplies.
Aid distributions is expected to start from Wednesday (22 August) since the government has restricted the movement of heavy vehicles to affected areas due to extensive damage to roads.
Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned today.
The international agency called for 15 per cent of new funding to be set aside for humanitarian programmes designed to better support women and girls – including $72 million [£56m] of the nearly half a billion dollars recently committed by the World Bank. Currently, there is no standalone budget for meeting women’s specific needs in the overall emergency response.
Oxfam is preparing to provide emergency assistance including clean water and temporary shelters to people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala, in south-west India.
So far 324 people are reported dead and thousands forced from their homes with many stranded by flood waters, running out of food and clean water.
Oxfam teams on the ground have carried out a rapid assessment of needs.
We, the undersigned NGOs, urge your government to support the renewal and strengthening of the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen through the enhancement of its reporting structure and strengthening language on accountability, as a matter of priority at the upcoming 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, taking place from 10 - 27 September.
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