Humanitarian Response and DRR

Oxfam India saves lives by building the resilience of communities to disasters and conflict

Humanitarian Response and DRR

Oxfam India provides urgent assistance to communities at risk in times of natural disasters and conflict. We ensure that they realise their right to clean water, food, sanitation and other fundamental needs. In particular, we reach out to women, adolescent girls, children, persons with disability and elderly people among these communities.

 

An equally important aspect of our work is disaster risk reduction, or resilience of communities to natural disasters and conflicts. We do this by enhancing the preparedness of our partners on the ground, networks of humanitarian support providers, and of the communities themselves, to cope with sudden natural disasters and conflict. 

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Humanitarian Response and DRR

27 Feb, 2019

Kerala

Oxfam India in flood hit Kerala: Stories from the ground

Kerala witnessed the worst floods in 100 years, in 2018, killing over 417 people and affecting lakhs of them.
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Humanitarian Response and DRR

18 Apr, 2019

Kerala

Oxfam India in Kerala: Voices from the Ground

In 2018, Kerala was hit by the worst floods in a century. More than 400 people lost their lives and lakhs of people lost their homes and livelihoods.
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Humanitarian Response and DRR

27 Jun, 2019

Odisha

Lakshmi Returns Home After Fani

Grief and anxiety were writ large on Lakshmi Bhoi’s face.
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Humanitarian Response and DRR

30 Jan, 2020

Kerala

Rebuilding lives of flood-affected families in Kerala

The 2018 floods in Kerala ravaged the state and had a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods of everyone affected – from women and girls to men and boys, and from differently a...
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Humanitarian Response and DRR

25 Feb, 2020

Kerala

Disaster Resilience through Economic Empowerment of Women and Excluded Communities in Kerala

The 2018 floods in Kerala had affected the lives of many women and girls, boys and men, differently abled persons, and transgender group in different ways.
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Humanitarian Response and DRR

03 Mar, 2020

Maharashtra

Taking to the Streets for Public Health Promotion

As part of the disaster risk reduction (DRR) programme, earlier this year Oxfam India flagged off a 20-day Video Van campaign on ‘WASH in Emergency’ in Sangli district in Maharashtr...
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Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

Oxfam Trailwalker, Bengaluru 2017
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