On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world – ranked 153 of 169 countries (Human Development Index/UN 2010), with a population of over 13 million (2008 Census), and a per capita income of $911 in 2008-2009 (Human Development Report, UN 2010).
Over half of Malawi’s population still live below the poverty line – earning less than $1 per day.
Oxfam in Malawi
The focus of our work in Malawi is on enabling poor people to achieve their rights in the following key areas:
- helping people to earn a sustainable living;
- ensuring that people with HIV and AIDS have access to essential services; and
- helping communities to prepare for and respond to humanitarian emergencies.
We strive to ensure that women are treated equally and empowered to succeed in all areas of our work.
We have high expectations and governance processes in place to enable Oxfam to deliver results and demonstrate accountability to the people and stakeholders with whom we work.