Traditionally men’s work, Oxfam is training women as painters in Aceh to improve their lives and communities.
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Oxfam is working with Education International to rebuild schools in Sri Lanka.
Oxfam's Kate Simpson visits the Shamlai valley where we have been constructing latrines and carrying out public health work with communities affected by the October 2005 earthquake.
Using the simplest of materials – mud, clay, water, and donkey dung – more than 2,500 women in the violence-torn region of Kebkabiya, North Darfur, Sudan, have learned how to build themselves a little bit of security. They are making stoves.
On 8 October 2005 a massive earthquake struck Kashmir, northern Pakistan and northern India. The devastation was on a huge scale, hundreds of towns and villages were damaged or razed, and thousands of hospitals and schools were largely destroyed. One year on the survivors continue rebuilding their homes, communities and livelihoods.
Tori Ray reports back from Sri Lanka on Oxfam's ongoing Tsunami recovery work.
The effects of an earthquake are felt long after the ground stops shaking. When houses are destroyed people lose much more than their home; all of their possessions are left buried beneath the rubble. As well as distributing hygiene kits Oxfam will distribute clothing to more than 100,000 men and women in Gunung Kidul, Klaten, Bantul and Kulon Progo districts.
Oxfam is using experience gained in South Africa to help respond to the looming HIV and AIDS epidemic in Papua New Guinea, as Pacific Programme Coordinator Anne Lockley reports.
Remote villages virtually wiped out by the earthquake are being rebuilt using Oxfam Community Cash Grants. Gunung Gebang, one of many dusuns (sub-villages) in the Prambanan sub-district of Sleman, has suffered some of the most severe devastation in the whole 200km squared earthquake affected zone. Of the original 288 houses, 282 are considered uninhabitable: a destruction level of 98 per cent. Tom Baldwin investigates the efforts to rebuild remote villages.
“I’m originally Palestinian, living in the southern village of Ghaziyeh,” says Aynaya. “It was about 9am and was working in my accounting office when a bomb hit a bridge next to our building. Everyone was suddenly screaming in panic, and I fainted. When I recovered, I went home where I lived with three brothers, my sister Abeera and her two children.