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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…

OXFAM, SAVE and CARE call for donor intervention

OXFAM, SAVE THE CHILDREN AND CARE CALL FOR DONOR INTERVENTION, AS SADC ENDORSES REGIONAL ACTION PLAN TO TACKLE EL NINO FOOD CRISIS Donors and Southern African governments must act swiftly, collaboratively, and generously in responding to the South African Development Community’s (SADC) announcement of a…

SADC leadership must act now as millions face food crisis

Daniel Sinnathamby Dyna is a farmer in Malawi. She is afraid for her future. And she is certainly not alone, according to the stories that Oxfam is hearing daily across southern Africa. She says: “From the looks of things this year, I am scared. I…

Zim faces ”litmus test” as food crisis worsen

  Aid donors and southern African governments must take immediate and substantial action to help poor people cope with a rapidly-deteriorating regional food crisis, fuelled by El Nino-related drought and crop failures. Many areas have suffered the driest season in 35 years which is likely…

Zimbabwe Declares, Oxfam & partners mobilise response

Photo: Innocent Katsande Zimbabwe has declared a ‘state of disaster’ regarding drought in the country that has been triggered by El Nino. In response to President Mugabe’s announcement, Oxfam’s International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, said: “Oxfam marks the Zimbabwe government’s declaration of a ‘state of…

COP21 update: Africa calls for adaptation finance

An International organisation Oxfam has bemoaned the lack of adaptation finance to developing countries.Developing countries get US$3 per person per year, an amount which is insignificant to address climate change challenges. Oxfam estimates that if the total sum given for adaptation to date by developed countries…

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