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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....

Oxfam in Asia - Myanmar - Livelihoods in Peril: Fisherfolk and Farmers in Salween River Industrial Projects

Oxfam and its partner Karen Environment and Social Action Network (KESAN) visited some of the villages along Salween River, to hear from community leaders how the industrial projects – which are being developed along the banks of the river – are affecting their lives....

Oxfam in Asia - Cambodia - Five Year Social Protection Program

Oxfam in Cambodia launches Inclusive and Equitable Social Protection for Marginalized Workers in ASEAN Program aimed to promote decent work, reduce poverty, and increase inclusive development....

Oxfam in Asia - Cambodia - Building Community Fisheries to Safeguard Livelihood and Fish Stocks

A mega hydropower dam on a fragile river in norther Cambodia threatens fish stocks and the indigenous communities that depend on them.

Oxfam in Asia - Water Governance - Regional Forum for Gender Equity and Women's Leadership in Water Resource Management of the Mekong

In the Mekong, the role of women in decision making in water resource management is still very limited even though they are responsible for water fetching, food production and family subsistence.

Oxfam in Asia - Bangladesh - Surviving Daily Life Inside a Refugee Camp

As more and more Rohingya refugees arrive, so do the needs. Women, girls, and nursing mothers are particularly vulnerable and need to be protected....

Oxfam in Asia - Bangladesh - Road to Resilience - A success to be replicated

Building flood-resistant tube wells for communities most affected by floodings in Bangladesh.