livelihoods support

livelihoods support

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.

Changing lives on the ground: a day in the life of an Oxfam worker

How do we get the poorest and most vulnerable people of Nepal well-prepared for earthquakes? How does a cash assistance program work? Our teams on the ground are working endlessly to achieve effective and lasting change for people feeling the pain of poverty. Watch how a day in their lives is.
Caline and Theophile, small-hold farmers in rural Burundi. Photo: Lisa Murray/Oxfam

From drawings to reality: boosting agricultural production in Burundi

For Calinie and Theophile, like many small-hold farmers in rural Burundi, crop failures were once a fact of life due to limited agricultural knowledge, the extreme paucity of arable land and high levels of soil erosion. Thanks to an innovative farming approach supported by Oxfam, they increased in yields and incomes to ensure a better quality of life for their children, now aged six to 22 years.
 Kathmandu, Nepal: Durga Maharjan, founder and owner of a local weaving business. Durga trained at ACP, learning how to weave before starting her own business making bedspreads, which also employs others. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Women weave a better future after Nepal Earthquake

After having learned intricate weaving skills from an Oxfam local partner, Durga decided to set up a workshop and train all of her sisters and sisters-in-law. She is one of the 4,500 earthquake-affected families receiving Oxfam's support to create sustainable income through the promotion of fair trade.

Mustafa owns the Khalij dairy processor in the Deir Al-Balah area in Gaza.

Against all odds - supporting milk industry growth in the Gaza Strip

Gaza’s dairy sector has been severely damaged by Israel’s policy of separating the Gaza Strip from the West Bank and the rest of the world. Oxfam has been working with dairy processors and farmers since 2011 to improve their conditions and to help their products meet Palestinian health and quality standards. Read the story.

Awa Oumar, Oxfam's program beneficiary in Bria, Central African Republic.

Central African communities regain their livelihoods

Many families in Central African Republic struggle to obtain the basic essentials such as water and food. In Bria, Oxfam is supporting vulnerable households that have lost their means of production by helping them to relaunch their economic activities.

A young girl flies a kite in Za'atari camp. Photo credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

From words to action

The ‘Supporting Syria and the Region’ conference, held in London on 4 February 2016, has failed to deliver on the core issues of the protection of civilians inside Syria and of refugees in neighboring countries. This joint agency report sets out what needs to be done to make the commitments a reality.

A 67 year old local fisherman stands by the Mekong river, Loas.

Community resilience in South East Asia

Oxfam is working with local partners in Cambodia and Laos to help communities become more resilient to the challenges they face. From climate change to land rights, we are ensuring that people have the knowledge and skills they need to be able to confront any problem.

Three of Abeer Al-Sawi’s children stand outside their home in Gaza

Gaza’s electricity outages threaten lives

As the blockade enters its tenth year, the lack of fuel and rolling electricity shortages mean daily life grinds to a halt all too often and most Palestinians in Gaza are sinking into extreme poverty. Unless the blockade is urgently lifted, the UN predicts that Gaza will become unlivable by 2020.

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