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.
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.
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.
When an emergency happens, Oxfam is ready to respond. We work with our partners on the ground to save lives and reduce future risks. With your support, we help make sure that people who have lost everything have access to immediate life-saving essentials.
Oxfam calls on government leaders gathering at the 8th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR 2018), in Mongolia, to build on the gains of the work to combat disasters in the last few years, and protect the future of Asia.
Asia could and must lead the world to a new era of shared prosperity by reducing disaster impacts, holding true to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 call to “Leave no one behind”. Oxfam supports the 8th AMCDRR and aims to work side by side with ministers, organizations, and other actors...