#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

Oxfam India works to address root causes of poverty and inequality. We see poverty as a problem where people are deprived of opportunities, choices, resources, knowledge and protection. Poverty is something more than mere lack of income, health and education. It is also people's frustration on being excluded from decision-making. While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the guiding framework under which Oxfam India functions, we also derive our mandate from the Constitutional Rights promised to every citizen of the country.

Persistent poverty and inequality is not just a violation of basic human rights of the people but it also undermines economic growth of a nation by wasting talents and human resources. It leads to a skewed society where power and decision-making remains in the hands of a few, leading to greater conflicts and undermining social cohesion.

 

 

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#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

06 May, 2020

Patna, Bihar

A Bleak Future

“There is no coal to fire these. Due to the lockdown no coal is reaching us. It is just a matter of 10 days and then the ‘factory’ will stop. If this stops, we are out of our jobs.”...
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#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

07 May, 2020

Raipur

COVID-19 Lockdown Makes Meeting Ends Difficult

Keja Bai Nishad lives with her 22-year old son, Ishwari, in Deori village of Dharsiwan block in Raipur district. The lockdown, imposed to flatten the COVID-19 curve, has meant a complete loss of incom...

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#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

16 May, 2020

Patna

Getting Home, Somehow

On Friday evening, a truck packed with 70 migrant workers reached Patna. The workers had walked 70 kms & then hired a truck @ Rs 3500 per head — Delhi to Bihar and onwards to Jharkhand. This was t...

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#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

17 May, 2020

Odisha

On Foot, On Truck and Finally, A Bus

The kitchen on the Odisha-AP border in Ganjam district was up and running early today morning. On the menu was vegetable biryani, chole with lemon and onion. In another room packets of puffed rice or ...

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#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

18 May, 2020

Tumkur, Karnataka

Livelihood in the Time of a Lockdown

My colleague from the Bengaluru office, Mallika, called to double check if we were documenting the ‘FPO’ story for our weekly update. FPO is the short for Farmer Producer Organisation. We had recei...

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#COVID19: Oxfam India is responding

21 May, 2020

Odisha-AP border

The Homeward Journey

Navigating social media has been grim these last two months. It is flooded with images of migrant workers trying to reach their homes thousands of kilometres away — walking home; lying on the road, so...

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Mobilising Forest Dwelling Communities to Claim Individual and Community Forest Rights

Oxfam Trailwalker, Bengaluru 2017
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