The Horn of Africa suffered from one of the driest years in memory. Severe shortages of food and water, along with spiralling food prices and the deaths of livestock, plunged many families into destitution. Oxfam is there, reaching out to people with clean water, food, sanitation and providing health support.
Meet the people we work with and read more about the impact of our long-term development and emergency response work. You can restrict the display using the filters.
The Forum Fair Trade Indonesia (FFTI) is working to promote Fairtrade in Indonesia and to improve market access for local producers so they can compete fairly in the economy, earn a better price for their products and work their way out of poverty.
Meet Dennis Uba, Oxfam’s Country Director-Designate, in PNG
Women in Indonesia challenge injustice and discrimination to win fair pay for women workers.
Meet Beauty Erawati, Founder and Director of Oxfam's partner organisation – the Association of Indonesian Women for Justice (APIK). Beauty is quite simply one of the bravest women we know.
A traditional mat weaving project is giving women the opportunity to learn new skills and revive a declining cultural tradition.
In the sandy soil of coastal villages in Bougainville, standard pit latrines proved to be unworkable – the sides of the pit would just cave in. With Oxfam’s support, local water technician John Narivau and the residents of Sirovai village perfected an ingenious solution. As a result, they are in the process of building a toilet for each family and significantly reducing the risk of waterborne diseases, such as diarrhoea.
Richard Atkinson, Finance Manager for Oxfam in Port-au-Prince writes about a trip to see our humanitarian response work in Corail camp where Oxfam is responsible for providing water and sanitation to two camps sections.
We'd like you to meet one woman making a huge difference to the lives of other women – our water engineer in Papua New Guinea and Bougainville, Pauline Komolong.
Local people call Sarlota Itlay ‘Mama Sarlota’. The 41 year old widow lives with her four children in Musaima village, a mountainous district in the Baliem Valley of West Papua.