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As the world is gearing up to mobilize its resources for effective recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a large part of the world, especially the developing nations remain under lockdowns in various forms, with marginalized populations coming under increased risk from the Covid-19 disease, and lack...
Urban wastes from the upstream and Mymensingh City Corporation have contributed to a dramatic decline in the health of the Old Bramhaputra.
Women’s Unpaid and Underpaid Work in the Times of Covid-19
As Covid-19 grips the world, market economy have shuttered, schools have closed, and nearly half of the global population is confined to their homes. Yet millions of care workers step out every day to keep the lights on and support those in need, for very low wages.
Oxfam in Asia is Changing How We Work, But Not What We Stand For
COVID-19 is rapidly deteriorating our finances, accelerating the pace of change, and forcing us to make the toughest, most painful decisions we’ve ever had to take in much less time as we would have wanted.
COVID-19: Imminent crisis for riverine communities in South Asia.
As the Coronavirus pandemic unfurls with an increasing number of cases and rising death toll, it underlines the imminent crisis facing the most vulnerable communities in river basins of South and Southeast Asia
It hasn't been long that I have been advocating for river governance. Having grown up in an urban city like Dhaka, I had a minimal connection with rivers. So, let alone thinking of river governance, I had a little knowledge and idea about the geography and character of rivers. However, as a part of...
Oxfam in Asia - Business in time of Coronavirus
The pandemic requires solidarity and coordinated response from not only governments, but also private sector businesses who might have the capacity, expertise and resources to control and mitigate. It shed a light on new meaning and purpose for businesses.
Oxfam in Asia - Rohingya refugee camp
Coronavirus has now posed serious challenges for all actors to operate in the camps. Aid agencies are only allowed to run essential services; and as a part of Bangladesh's government’s directive, Oxfam is running WASH services in a number of Rohingya camps.
Equitable measures to defeat coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus hits without discrimination. Yet, it is clear that vulnerable people — the poor, those with disabilities, informal workers and migrants — may not be able to survive the pandemic.
Ideas for a Pro-Poor and Pro-Women Approach to COVID-19
Economic and gender inequalities play out in a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. How can local governments respond with a pro-poor, pro-women approach? Here's a personal opinion piece by our regional director, Lan Mercado.

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