livelihoods

livelihoods

The Houso Sewing Factory in Gaza now employs 60 workers to produce school uniforms for local children. Photo: Oxfam

Gaza: Sewing the future amid eight years of blockade

After eight years of the blockade, Gaza's unemployment rate is the highest in the world. We are working with partners to help people to recover their livelihoods after the conflict, during which many small businesses were destroyed.

Two men and a boy are handling a fishing boat.

South Sudan: White Nile fishing creates income opportunities

In a small town in South Sudan, Oxfam has supported five fishing groups with capital and business training to set up cooperative models. The groups work together to find alternatives solutions to problems in their communities. They are using the Nile and its vast resource as common ground for dialogue and income generation.

An indigenous woman in Monte Olivo, Guatemala, whose community has suffered repression linked to an IFC-backed project. Photo: Santiago Botón, TeleSUR Guatemala

The suffering of others

Increasingly, development money is being channelled through third parties such as banks or private equity funds. This report tells the human story behind the high finance and statistics.

School damaged by the Israeli attacks in September 2014, in Gaza.

Fractured lives in Gaza as reconstruction has barely begun

Six months since the conflict began, parts of Gaza are still strewn with the rubble of destroyed homes. Despite the ceasefire in September 2014 vital reconstruction has barely begun and the Israeli blockade of Gaza remains in place.

Tonga

English

The Kingdom of Tonga is a remote, low-lying archipelago in the South Pacific. Tonga has a highly vulnerable small island economy and is susceptible to natural disasters.

Samoa

English

Palm-fringed beaches and turquoise seas may lend the impression of an island paradise, but many of Samoa’s rural communities live below the poverty line. More than 25 per cent of the population live in “basic need” poverty.

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