Everything you need to know about Oxfam India’s response to Assam Floods 2017

Assam witnesses perennial flooding bringing life to a standstill for lakhs of people. Homes are washed away, major road lines are shut and sources of livelihood destroyed.Last year, the state witnessed the worst flooding in 29 years. At the onset of the emergency, Oxfam’s team responded within 24...

Reducing disaster-risk in flood-prone districts of Bihar

Oxfam India is working with Nav Jagriti, Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) and Adithi in 45 villages in 3 districts in Bihar. They have helped set up village-level DRR committees that have been trained in emergency response, institution building, search and rescue, first-aid, health, schemes...

Oxfam India provides relief as 4.2 crore battle floods in India

Oxfam India is responding to the humanitarian needs of 1,35,200 people in five Indian states—Bihar, Assam, Manipur, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh where incessant rains have caused wide spread damage to lives and property. Oxfam India is assisting the flood ravaged communities with safe water...

Examining humanitarian aid through the gender lens

Women are especially hard-hit by the social impacts of environmental disasters. Gender inequality in social, economic and political spheres often results in vast differences between men and women in disasters.  These inequalities are often manifested in household decisions about the use of...