With our partners in Lebanon and Jordan, we work to reach refugee families hit hard by torrents of rain and snow.
One of my favorite parts of my job at Oxfam is reading new research findings and reports in our field to help my humanitarian programming and policy colleagues keep on top of external trends. I recently conducted such a scan to guide Oxfam’s planning for the coming year. Here are eight of the most interesting things that I found.
Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares here the latest Oxfam Ebola response update, from 6 January 2015.
When working in communications and media relations, a big part of your job is to show and tell the world what you have seen. One of my first assignments in Sierra Leone was to watch Oxfam distributing hygiene kits in the slums of Freetown and talk with quarantined families.
Arie and Rahmat’s stories of survival and resistance in Lampaya – a small fishing community in Indonesia’s Aceh Province – are symbolic of the experiences millions of others had on 26 December 2004. Ten years on, the vivid images of the waves and aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami linger in our minds.
As an international community, it is within our power to ensure that the future for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese communities isn’t hopeless. Supporting Lebanon now can make a critical difference both for the millions of people in need .
The world’s attention has a horrible tendency of wandering off Sudan and South Sudan’s problems before any are really solved for the future.
Neil Pancipanci, pictured above, is our Oxfam livelihoods officer based in Tacloban. Today he shared this account of Typhoon Hagupit:
When super-typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, it devastated the country, killing 6,000 people and displacing 4.1 million others. Yet Lan Mercado, Deputy Regional Director in Oxfam Asia, saw opportunities for social transformation in Yolanda’s wake. Have they materialized?
Elizabeth lives in a UN camp for displaced persons in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. She’s just one of around 100,000 civilians who has sought refuge in one of the compounds the United Nations peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), following the outbreak of vicious fighting in December 2013.