Partners and Oxfam have greater capacity to respond to humanitarian crises, reduce vulnerable households’ risks to hazards and improve their ability to recover from shocks.
As a priority status 1 country, we will contribute to national capability for humanitarian response where the right to life and security for communities, households and individuals, especially women and children, is realized. We will achieve this by building capacity of national partners and government bodies to effectively respond to humanitarian emergencies and reduce community risk and vulnerabilities to hazards. We will maintain key operational capabilities within Oxfam in order to facilitate capacity building and assist in response initiatives when necessary. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) and Protection will remain core focal areas, with an emphasis on market-based methodologies and applied research into innovative technologies and approaches. In recognition of the fluid country environment, a review of the country’s Priority 1 status will take place in 2018.