Latest stories 2010

Updates from Oxfam's programme work

Oxfam works directly with communities at the grassroots level; meet the people and visit the places at the forefront of our development programmes.

My homeland is disappearing "My homeland is disappearing"

Ursula Rakova is from the Carteret Islands. Ursula and her people face a stark reality: their atolls are becoming unlivable.

 

Planting the fetau tree Planting the fetau tree

The fetau tree not only offers protection from cyclones, tsunami and rising tides, but harvesting its oil could offer a new income stream for local communities.

 

Rice revolution Rice revolution

Alvaro and his wife Pascoela live in the village of Beco in Suai town, Covalima district. Since joining a farming co-operative supported by Oxfam, they are using innovative growing techniques to improve their crop and their family income.

 

Stories from Haiti: public health in Corail camp Stories from Haiti: public health in Corail camp

Richard Atkinson, Finance Manager for Oxfam, works as part of the earthquake and cholera response in Corail camp, Haiti. Here he shares his experiences from the camp, which was opened on April 2010 in the wake of the January earthquake.

 

Stories from Haiti: rebuilding livelihoods Stories from Haiti: rebuilding livelihoods

Marie Carole Boursiquot was one of 56 women who ran Oxfam’s first community canteens in Port-au-Prince after the January earthquake.


 

Stories from Haiti: shelter for families Stories from Haiti: shelter for families

For the 5000 people now living in Coraille camp 15km outside Port-au-Prince, life is certainly more comfortable and easier than in the months after the earthquake.
 


Stories from Haiti: ongoing support Stories from Haiti:ongoing support

Oxfam is supporting Elsie Delva and others like her with small business grants so she can recapitalise her business in the wake of the January earthquake and start earning a living again.