Tagged: emergency response
Oxfam International is preparing to close its response to Indian Ocean tsunami at the end of this month, four years after the disaster. Oxfam and its local partner organizations assisted 2.5 million people in seven tsunami-affected countries in the largest emergency program in its history.
The progress of a village in India that participated in a study on rainfall illustrates the value of research in helping farming communities adapt to climate change – and the importance of linking such projects to programs that address poverty.
In the aftermath of the tsunami, Oxfam helped an impoverished farming community in Sri Lanka find a solution to its most devastating chronic emergency: drought.
As the business grows, I am able to return the plastic cups and plates I borrowed from my relatives and buy my own kitchen tools.
Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world, affected by decades of conflict and disasters, from persistent drought to flash flooding, earthquakes and the food price crisis. Oxfam is providing humanitarian aid, supports rural development and sustainable livelihood programs.