South Asia

December 08th marks the SAARC Charter Day. The day marks the signing of the SAARC Charter in 1985 by the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the first SAARC Summit held in Dhaka. Afghanistan has been a SAARC member since 2007. The South Asia region...
Youths celebrate the World Water Day in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Photo: Masud Al Mamun/ CNRS/Oxfam
South Asia is home to one-fifth (19%) of the world's youth, and regional youth unemployment stands at 11% (according to UN DESA Youth report). There is growing evidence that climatic variability impacts water availability and quality – which jeopardizes social stability and jobs for the youth...
Oxfam IDDRR Day Blog Image
Disaster risk governance is key to effective planning, financing, implementation, and monitoring of progress towards resilience. While local context matters, there is growing evidence on the transboundary and regional context of disaster and climate risks. For example, the 2017 South Asian floods...
Oxfam - Nepal - Citizen Science - Building Evidence
When informed citizens become active advocates, it can create windows for change and strong political will for improved policies. In Nepal’s Mahakali region, women in communities are helping gather scientific data and build evidence to inform better policies for water-related issues.
Oxfam in Asia - TROSA Water Governance - River Youth Camp
Oxfam, through the TROSA Programme, promotes regional collaboration among South Asia's youth groups to strengthen cooperation on water management in transboundary waters.
Oxfam Asia TROSA Water Governance
Oxfam works with riverine communities in the transboundary Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins to ensure that they are able to uphold their rights, build their resilience, and participate in water resource management.
Oxfam in Asia Programmes - Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response
We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and to people affected by conflict.
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