community resilience

community resilience

Building climate change resilience in Niger to keep hunger away

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, but it is the world’s most vulnerable people who are hit the hardest. In the south of Niger, Oxfam works on sustainable income generating activities to make the population more resilient to climate change and food insecurity.
A displaced woman works with her sewing machine in an IDP camp in Damboa, Borno state, Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Supporting livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin

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.

Wolda Edward, helps cleaning his neighbour's after Cyclone Pam.

Learning from hindsight: synthesis report on Oxfam resilience research

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.

Rita Dulal is a 26-year-old mother of three girls from  Sindhupalchok who recently got a formal training on masonry skills from Oxfam and partners.

Nepal: women on the front lines to build back better

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.

A mother poses for a photo as she wraps her son in a mosquito net as a precaution against dengue fever, Peru

In a Peruvian town, local women lead the fight against dengue

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.

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