Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response
Oxfam in Asia : Humanitarian and Disaster Response Programme
At any given time, Oxfam responds to emergency situations in Asia and other parts of the world.
Oxfam's humanitarian response provides life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. We are present on the ground, helping communities affected by conflict and crisis. In the longer term, we support them to recover and make a living for themselves and their families.
We also work hard to encourage world leaders and policy makers to bring about the kind of change needed to improve the lives of those affected by disasters, conflict, and emergencies.
Oxfam’s humanitarian principles are based on upholding human rights. We follow international guidelines; we are impartial. Oxfam in Asia and across the world provides humanitarian aid based on need, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability or age. We are independent from governments and political organizations. Increasingly, we are supporting local humanitarian actors to take the lead in responding to emergencies in their own countries.