Where We Work

Bangladesh

Almost half of Bangladesh lives on less than one dollar per day. Country profile: Straddling in the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin, Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with around 160 million people living in a land area of about 147,570 square kilometers. The landmass – largely a deltaic formation – coupled […]

Papua New Guinea

Oxfam is helping to improve the lives of people in rural Papua New Guinea. Country profile: Amongst the country’s towering mountains, deep valleys and tropical forests lie a multitude of communities all with their own languages, cultures and histories. Rural PNG is home to 80% of the population, yet these families have seen few benefits […]

Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a lush archipelago of more than 80 scattered volcanic islands. Country profile: Agriculture, fishing, offshore financial services and tourism are the economic mainstays, yet 76 per cent of Vanuatu’s population live a subsistence lifestyle. Rural areas are often remote and have limited infrastructure. Climate change threatens Vanuatu’s food security and the country is […]

Timor-Leste

Helping farmers in rural Timor-Leste earn a decent income. Country profile: Timor-Leste is home to about 1.3 million people and is one of the poorest countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Almost half the population lives below the poverty line. The country became an independent nation in May 2002 following several years of conflict and turmoil. […]

Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga is a remote, low-lying archipelago in the South Pacific. Country profile: Tonga has a highly vulnerable small island economy and is susceptible to natural disasters. Its isolation and scattered population create economic difficulties including high transport costs and limited markets. Unemployment in rural areas is alarmingly high and wealth remains unevenly […]