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When a river is the only source

A call from Mberengwa Metrine Chuma is a 30year old mother of three children and lives in a family of eleven in Muzondiwa Village, Ward 34 in Mberengwa District. Growing up in Muzondiwa Village, all Metrine and her siblings ever known was fetching water from a…

Building resilience through improved watershed management

The increasing frequency of climate extremes, particularly drought and heavy rainfall events, coupled with shifting rainfall patterns are major climate change related challenges facing Zimbabwe. Oxfam through the support from UNDP and GEF is implementing a project focusing on Scaling up Climate Change Adaptation in…

Promoting Gender Equity in Extractive Industries

In commemoration of International Women’s Day Oxfam and Publish What You Pay partners held a Symposium, which focused on Gender in Extractives. The Gender and Extractives Platform was organized by a Coalition of 10 organisations whose common interest is to see Zimbabwean women actively participate…

Scaling up Influencing pace, on Women Economic Empowerment

In recognition of the work Oxfam in Zimbabwe is doing as part of the global programme on Women Economic Empowerment and Care, the Zimbabwe team was part of the Oxfam International delegation in this year’s 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women…

Oxfam backs Council fight Typhoid outbreak

Point Rehabilitation: Working with the Harare City Council, Oxfam in Zimbabwe is continuing to support the government of Zimbabwe in responding to the recent Typhoid outbreak in Mbare as well as complementing the Council on the disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in other urban…

Oxfam respond as floods declared national disaster

In response to the declaration of floods as a state of national disaster by the government of Zimbabwe, Oxfam Country director Machinda Marongwe said: “ The Government of Zimbabwe and partners in country should urgently carry out impact assessments taking stock of the full extent…

Oxfam supports clean up Campaigns, urges government to fight Typhoid

In response to the current Typhoid outbreak, during one of Oxfam sponsored Cleanup Campaigns in Mbare, Harare today, Oxfam Country Director Machinda Marongwe said: “While support to communities during the current disease outbreak is ongoing, Government should look at addressing the various underlying causes leading to…

Oxfam Joins partners, respond to Typhoid outbreak

Oxfam in Zimbabwe is currently assisting the government of Zimbabwe in the Joint Typhoid response in Harare through a water quality monitoring exercise, Hygiene Promotion and distribution of hygiene products. Hygiene promotion volunteers have been trained and currently conducting hygiene promotion and distributing Water guard…

ZIM Women Call for Land Rights Now

BACKGROUND Individual small-scale women farmers in Zimbabwe are resilient against the odds. They are the backbone of the smallholder agricultural sector and feed the nation by being the main producers and processors of food. In Zimbabwe, 70% of agricultural labour is provided by women, women…

Chronic drought, a factor in increased migration – OXFAM

Chronic drought is a factor in increased migration in Southern Africa – Government of Zimbabwe must address food insecurity with both emergency and adaptation finance, Oxfam says In response to the Address by His Excellency President Robert Mugabe on the occasion of the high-level meeting…

Oxfam Launches 3.5M Euro Drought Response Project

Oxfam in Zimbabwe this week launched a 3,5million Euro Project on behalf of the Zimbabwe Joint Initiative drought response programme, which is a consortium of seven non-governmental organizations implementing a drought response Initiative supported by the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA). The objective of the Zimbabwe…

Gvt, Oxfam aids drought stricken Matobo

It is 2 o’clock in the afternoon and people are teeming at Ntunjambila Shopping Centre in Matobo District, Matabeleland South. The bustling crowd is different from villagers gathered to receive food relief from Oxfam/ORAP drought relief programme. Being a Monday afternoon but there is nothing…

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