At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
The protracted conflict in the Lake Chad Basin has cut off millions of women and men from their livelihoods, making them dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Oxfam’s research in late 2017 showed that early recovery and livelihoods development are much needed and should be prioritized to promote resilience among crisis-affected communities.
What can we learn about resilience by examining completed resilience, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation projects? Oxfam conducted three such case studies in Bolivia, Colombia, and Fiji, looking at the conditions required for successful resilient development as well as issues around timing and duration.
One of the major challenges the Nepal earthquakes of 2015 presented was rebuilding damaged houses in a way that would make them withstand any future tremors. Oxfam has recently trained nearly a thousand masons, one hundred of them women, to build back better. Learn more about the program.
In early 2015, Batán Grande, a town in the Peruvian region of Lambayeque, became a hotspot for dengue-a painful and sometimes fatal disease carried by mosquitos. Oxfam partner, CEPRODA MINGA, helped local community members create neighborhood public health outreach committees.