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Indonesia Sunda Strait Tsunami Aftermath

A devastating tsunami struck the islands in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait has reportedly killed 430 people, injured hundreds more and displaced more than 11,000 from their homes....

Bangladesh - Rohingya Crisis - Refugee Children Enjoy Rare Moment of Laughter

Hundreds of Rohingya children enjoyed a rare moment of laughter as they watched a play designed to teach them how to keep clean and stay healthy in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Nguyen Thi Khanh - 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize winner

The winner of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize winner told Oxfam that as the challenges faced by the Mekong are becoming more apparent its citizens are rising to the occasion, becoming more knowledgeable and empowered than ever before.

Oxfam is expanding its response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced that more than two million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi

women leader, water governance, Salween River

But despite these challenges, Daw Aye didn’t give up. She did her best to ignore the abuse and focused instead on helping others in her community.

When she connected with KMF in 2014, things really started to turn around.

Oxfam partners with KMF in Myanmar to implement the Water...

Oxfam in Asia - Op-ed - AMCDRR 2018

To protect the future of Asia, leaders attending the 8th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Mongolia this week should strengthen the ability of local organizations and communities to deal with disasters, invest in social safety...

Oxfam in Asia - Mekong Water Governance - Less Fishes to Catch in Srepok River

The recent drop in the fish catch in Srepok river, a major tributary of the Mekong river, causes struggle to the livelihoods of fisherfolk in Lumphat village of Ratanakiri, Cambodia. Oxfam works with local partners to help communities, share knowledge, and provide opportunities...

Oxfam in Asia - Sri Lanka - Helping Rice Farmers Cope with Natural Disasters - Weather Index Insurance

In Eastern Sri Lanka, natural disasters like floods and droughts often damage or destroy the harvests of rice farmers. For a majority of them, paddy cultivation is their only income, and this climate-sensitive crop relies on the availability of right amount of water and sunshine.

Oxfam in Asia - Philippines - Womens Work? Challenging Gender Roles in the Philippines

Oxfam and Unilever, with its Surf laundry brand, have a partnership supporting the Women’s Empowerment and Care initiative (WE-Care) to challenge notions about unpaid care work, making it clear that care and domestic work, makes a valuable contribution to society and should be shared work, thus...

Oxfam in Asia - Pakistan - Hakim Mai, An Inspiring Climate Change Fighter

Meet Hakim Mai, a 27 year old mother of two small children living in the Multan District of the Punjab Province in Pakistan....

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