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E.g., 08/02/2021
E.g., 08/02/2021
At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, governments, people affected by crises, civil society, private sector, UN agencies, international organizations, and other humanitarian actors came together and committed to changes that would make life-saving action more effective. Among the commitments was to strengthen local humanitarian systems, a commitment that Oxfam embraces. This study synthesizes the experience, practice and learning of Oxfam Philippines in its local humanitarian leadership approach and
At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, governments, people affected by crises, civil society, private sector, UN agencies, international organizations, and other humanitarian actors came together and committed to changes that would make life-saving action more effective. Among the...
Clerence Tamara, a leader in her island community in Vanuatu on disaster preparedness and risk reduction, blows a conch shell—a warning signal for her community. “In my community, we blow the conch shell in emergencies, and it means ‘act now!’ I would like to blowthe conch shell so everyone in the world can hear it, because climate change is an emergency, and to stop it, we all need to act now.” (Photo: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam America)
From 2014 to 2020 Oxfam embedded an Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in its multiyear disaster risk reduction programs in Asia-Pacific and Central America. The Oxfam ERF was designed as a flexible funding mechanism to prioritize small-scale, under-the-radar, and forgotten emergencies and help local...
We Are Oxfam Pilipinas
Oxfam Pilipinas: Who We Are We at Oxfam Pilipinas are dreaming and working for a future where Filipinos are free from poverty. Our dream is for a country that is resilient, where gender justice and active citizenship thrive. For more than 30 years, serving in a country where close to 27 million now...
House-to-house card distribution in Brgy. Bugak (Photo: Myleen Ogana/PDRRN)
Initial evidence from the B-READY (Building Resilient, Adaptive andDisaster Ready Communities) Project indicates that strategic investments in preparedness activities could result in lesser spending on recovery efforts, as well as improve the disaster-vulnerable population’s capacity to manage...
Elizabeth Asanion, 45, wears her protective goggles during a relief operation conducted by Community Organizers Multiversity, with support from Oxfam Philippines, titled Care4Wife: COVID-19 Assistance and Response to Emergency Needs for Women in Informal Economy in Namapa Compound, Barangay North Fairview in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. 9 June 2020. (Original photo by Basilio Sepe, illustrated by Vina Salazar)
In this briefing note, Nastasia L. Tysmans highlights four key insights from the report which ought to urge us even more to integrate practices of solidarity into ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19.
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