protection

Oxfam handwashing station, Tondikwindi Treatment Center, Ouallum, Niger. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Seven crucial ways Oxfam continues to strengthen safeguarding systems worldwide

To protect our staff and the people we work with, we’re further increasing investment in safeguarding and pushing harder than ever to change our culture.

A portrait of Jemaa Al Halayal and his two-year-old daughter, Lebanon. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Blog: Searching for safety: lessons from Syria's refugees

What is life like for Syrian refugees in Lebanon? Oxfam conducted research to find out how safe refugees feel and to understand the challenges they face. For researcher Nour Shawaf it was a humbling process.

IDP's (Internally Displaced People) queue inside the camp at UN House in Juba, South Sudan. Oxfam, alongside other agencies, is distributing food and charcoal vouchers for over 13,000 people across a two week period.

Blog: The highs and lows of peacekeeping in South Sudan

Oxfam’s head of humanitarian advocacy, Maya

1.5 million people have been displaced by this conflict. Almost 100,000 have sought shelter in UN bases like this one in Bor.

Blog: South Sudan at 3: A tenuous shelter behind razor wire

Today marks South Sudan’s third year of independence. But in the past seven months, the sense of unity that brought its people together in 2011 has been lost, pushing 1.5 million from their homes and forcing many to live in appalling conditions.

Toward limiting the threat of violence against women in the South Sudan crisis

Blog: Toward limiting the threat of violence against women in the South Sudan crisis

When I touch the sensitive subject of security, all I see is discomfort and eyes wandering off to avoid mine. On Friday (21 February) I met with another young woman, a girl in fact, who is so uncomfortable speaking about the topic, in this camp for South Sudanese refugees in Arua, North Uganda.

Just 17 years old, Nyebuony escaped the violence in South Sudan, together with her three siblings. No parents, just them, as appears to be quite common in this crisis.

Who will protect the people of South Sudan?

Blog: Who will protect the people of South Sudan?

On Tuesday morning we received bad news from Malakal. The Oxfam team there reported heavy military attacks on the capital of Upper Nile State. Our colleagues, who were working on health promotion with the people living in the UN Compound, had to move to the bunkers in the base. They are still waiting for the fighting to decrease, when they will likely be evacuated.

Photo: Oxfam protection officer Jeremie Kaomba speaking at a workshop.

Blog: DRC: Trying to build security where fear prevails

Eastern Congo is supposed to be at peace. But life for civilians in Mweso health zone, Masisi territory, North Kivu, is anything but peaceful.

Although a peace agreement was signed three years ago, ongoing instability, violence, a worsening humanitarian situation and festering ethnic tensions continue to make life precarious for civilians.

Oxfam teams installed latrines, showers and water bladders on the Corail resettlement site. Credit: Julie Schindall/Oxfam

Blog: Haiti: "My work as a Protection Officer"

Born in Haiti, Johny Estor joined Oxfam GB as a Protection Officer after the earthquake. He recounts his daily work during the last ten months. 

"I was born in Port-au-Prince and have lived here all my life. I studied sociology after finishing high school. Before coming to work at Oxfam I was an HIV/AIDS program coordinator for a local organization. I came to work at Oxfam in March 2010, after the earthquake. I work as a Protection Officer.

Des équipes d'Oxfam installent des latrines, des douches et des réservoirs d'eau sur le site de Corail. Photo : Oxfam

Blog: Témoignage sur l'action d'Oxfam à Haïti: "Mon travail, garantir le respect des droits"

Haïtien, Johny Estor a commencé à travailler pour Oxfam au lendemain du séisme qui a frappé son pays. Il raconte en quoi consiste sa mission quotidienne de "Chargé de protection" dans la capitale, Port-au-Prince.

"Je suis né à Port-au-Prince et j'ai vécu ici toute ma vie. Après avoir terminé l'école secondaire, j'ai étudié la sociologie. Avant d'être employé par Oxfam, je coordonnais un programme sur le VIH/sida pour une autre organisation locale. J'ai commencé à travailler pour Oxfam en mars 2010, après le séisme, en tant que Chargé de Protection. 

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