livelihoods

livelihoods

A teacher dries books in the sun after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

El Niño Key Messages

Long-term approaches to reduce food insecurity must be found, and climate change, which is super-charging the effects of El Niño, must be tackled at the UN climate conference in Paris and beyond.

Syrian children gather outside a school in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, on September 21, 2015. As a host country Jordan is estimated to spend $870 million a year supporting Syrian refugees. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Right to a Future

With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, the four million people forced to flee the country have no foreseeable prospect of safe return. And as the impact of the crisis on neighboring countries grows and aid dries up, the situation for these refugees is becoming increasingly dire. This briefing calls for a new approach by the international community.

Nepal: Helping locals rebuild community infrastructure

Oxfam’s Cash for Work (CFW) program is providing short-term employment to vulnerable families in Sindhupalchowk, a severely affected district where more than 3,500 people died and more than 99% houses were damaged. 

Louise holds a jerry-can full of clean water in Buporo camp, Eastern Congo. Louise lives next to a tap-stand provided by Oxfam. It is one of four tap-stands in Buporo camp, which supply close to 4000 people with clean water.

Humanitarian Key Facts

Humanitarian Key Facts draws attention to the scale and impact of recent humanitarian crises, and the need for both greater assistance and lasting solutions to the millions of people affected by conflict, violence and disasters.

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.

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