A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Oxfam has been working in Cuba since 1993 with local members who support equitable and sustainable development projects. It stands alongside local governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and communities and aims to strengthen and support sustainable development grounded in equality for men and women. It supports civil participation, local development, food safety, gender equality and women's rights, the management and reduction of risks, and appropriate humanitarian responses to natural disasters.
Oxfam in Cuba
Oxfam is particularly active in the eastern provinces of Cuba, we work with local research centres and associated organizations to expand their achievements and those of the community by promoting participation in sustainable food production and distribution, equal gender rights and minimizing the risks associated with natural disasters.
Our involvement other partners at a national level involves strengthening their commitment to civil participation, ensuring the voices of women are heard and expanding their leadership role in decision-making, as well as empowering local actors to raise the public awareness of, prevent and deal with violence towards women.
We help communities to prepare for a speedier clean-up response after possible disasters such as hurricanes and the effects of climate change, with an equal role for men and women. We also provide support when such situations are beyond the local community's ability to address.
At a regional level, we promote international exchanges, projects and initiatives, with the involvement of Cuban counterparts in international networks, especially in Central America and the Caribbean.
Oxfam is working with local partners in the following Cuban provinces:
Havana, Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Sancti Spíritus, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo.