Oxfam India launches emergency response in flood affected states of North-East region

Following a rapid assessment in the four flood and landslide affected states of North East—Oxfam India has launched its emergency response in Assam, Manipur and Tripura. Oxfam India will soon launch its humanitarian response in Mizoram. According to government sources, over 0.6 million people are...

How does Oxfam respond during humanitarian disasters like floods?

 During last 4 years, over 920,000 people affected by recurring floods that hit Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have been supported through Oxfam India. Our primary response is ensuring that the affected are provided relief kits and...

Tamil Nadu Government failed to protect the rights of communities, helped Sterlite undertake expansion without consent

Oxfam India is appalled by the use of brutal force against peaceful protestors in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, which resulted in the death of at least 12 people and injured dozens more. Oxfam India demands that victims get justice and that senior management of the company are held accountable. The...

Strengthening Community-Based Early-Warning System

Success of any end to end early warning system is ultimately determined only at the last mile. If it is unable to drive positive community action, the system is not efficient enough. The human component and not technology, should therefore be the essential foundation of any efficient end to end...

Stories of Change: Celebrating our feminist heroes

 When Dolly won the bronze medal in a kick-boxing championship in Delhi, the moist eyes of her brother, Amit meant more than happiness. He recalled the struggles to get his sister enrolled for the sport.Hailing from Bucchabasti in Purkazi block, Uttar Pradesh, Amit is a member of one of...

Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Way Forward

Despite being the core of health policy for a long time, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is still a distant goal in India. The major hindrance to achieving UHC is rooted in scant funding from both the Central and State governments to health sector. This has ultimately resulted in lack of health...

5 books that will change the way you see the world around you

 Away from all the jargon that explains inequality, we bring to you a list of 5 compelling reads, which explain the multidimensional complexity of the problem of inequality. The books below (with descriptions provided by their publishers) will change the way you see the world around you. ...

Deconstructing Indian Overseas Foreign Direct Investments – Historical & Contemporary Trends

The Indian public and private sector have been investing in manufacturing and services in overseas markets for decades with the scale of such investments having accelerated markedly since the turn of the millennium. As its economy continues to grow, Indian businesses and corporations have managed...

Amitabh Behar appointed Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam India

Oxfam India has appointed Amitabh Behar as the Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s fight against inequality, poverty and injustice in the country, besides carrying forward its humanitarian work. From today, he will succeed Nisha Agrawal, who was the founding CEO of Oxfam India and...

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