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A women works for an Oxfam cash for work program to rebuild an irrigation channel in Nepal

Building back right

As recovery in Nepal begins after the earthquake that struck in April 2015, there is an opportunity to ensure that reconstruction and resettlement policies and programmes are inclusive of women and those who are landless.

A teenage volunteer conducts hygiene promotion classes with her peers, Bangladesh

Oxfam’s Strategy for Resilience in Asia

The Asia Resilience Strategy for 2015–2020 provides a broad framework on inclusive humanitarian and development trajectories focused on the poorest of the poor in the areas of: 1) smallholder agriculture; 2) water; 3) urban resilience; and 4) natural resource management.

El Niño: The case for urgent action

El Niño: The case for urgent action

Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, compounded by the development of possibly the most powerful El Niño on record.

A mother and daughter wash fruit in Khadgabhanjyang, Nepal

A Rights in Crisis Guide to Influencing

This guide is an essential resource for all those wanting to understand how the humanitarian system works it has been produced by Oxfam’s Rights in Crisis Campaign as an essential resource to guide Oxfam staff, partners, allies and anyone involved in humanitarian influencing work.

How we fight poverty

The injustice of poverty demands a powerful and practical response to address both its causes and its impact on peoples' lives. Using a six-sided strategy to weave together the complex web of our efforts and joining with others, we seek to overcome poverty.

Pakistan: Immediate funding needed or disaster could worsen

While more than seven million people have been affected by the floods in Sindh since they began less than 50 days ago, Oxfam is urgently calling on the international donor community to expedite its response in order to give critical and life-saving relief to those in need.

Whose Aid Is It Anyway?

The effectiveness of international aid, both in meeting urgent needs and in tackling entrenched poverty, is being undermined in some of the world’s poorest places.

While effective aid has

Bolivia battered on five fronts by climate change

Bolivia will be battered on five fronts by climate change, according to a new report published by Oxfam International today. The report underlines what is at stake at UN climate talks in Barcelona and an EU-US Summit in Washington today.

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