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Indian Ocean Tsunami, 10 years on: how life goes on in Aceh

December 24th, 2014 Posted in Humanitarian | Comments Off

By Elena Cornellana, Oxfam media officer

10 years ago, the Indian Ocean Tsunami shocked the world – 230,000 people lost their lives and 1.7 million were displaced. It remains Oxfam’s largest humanitarian response to date, helping around 2.5 million people between 2004 and 2009. Rahmat and Arie were children when the tsunami devastated Indonesia’s Aceh province. They share their experiences with us today. 

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Women’s role in securing food production

November 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

It is amazing to see how women in Indonesia are showing the way in ensuring their families’ and communities’ food security amid the challenges brought by climate change. The distance they have had to overcome makes their achievements even more inspiring.

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Dare Government to #maketherightmove for Climate Justice!

November 6th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

To mark the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam looked into Asian government policies on disaster risk reduction and climate change. The research focused on policies as these embody governments’ commitments and serve to direct strategy, planning and investment. It is also one of the best ways to assess governments’ accountability for their actions on climate change.

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Time to Even It Up – Time to end Inequality & extreme poverty

October 31st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off
This week Oxfam launches a campaign to highlight one of the biggest issues of our time – extreme economic inequality. Seven out of ten of us now live in countries that are more unequal than they were 30 years ago and the richest 85 people own the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion. But why is this important for an organisation like Oxfam?

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Planting Mangroves, Bringing Food to the Community

October 9th, 2014 Posted in Development, Partner's voices, Work with us | Comments Off

When Jumiati began to plant mangrove seedlings in her coastal village of Sei Ngalawan in North Sumatra, she did not envision that it would change the life of the community, helping local fishermen and providing extra income for their families. It started when Jumiati found herself in reduced circumstances marrying her fisherman husband. He would go for two days before bringing back the catch of the day.

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Oxfam supports Bali International Cocoa Festival to boost smallholders’ welfare

September 2nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Oxfam Press Release
Jembrana (Bali) 28 August 2014
Jembrana (Bali), Oxfam welcomes and supports the Bali International Cocoa Festival in order to boost and support the livelihoods and welfare of small holders producing cocoa in Indonesia. The event starts today and will run until August 30, 2104 and is being held in Jembrana, Bali Province.

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Siti Rofi’ah: Replacing Rice with Local Crops

August 15th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Wherever she lives, farmer Siti Rofiah, 46, wants people to know there are other things to eat as staple food than rice.

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Reducing inequality: Indonesia can lead

July 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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From Gossiping Women to Organic Farmers

July 25th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Suparjiye: From Gossiping Women to Organic Farmers

When Suparjiyem, 52, formed her women’s group in Wareng Village in Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta, she only wanted to give something to do to the women in the community who often spent their free afternoon gossiping.

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Community resilience is key

June 30th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

By Cherian K. Mathews

The closure of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) last week in Bangkok is the next big step for global and regional work toward the 3rd World Conference on DRR to be held in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. The Asia-Pacific region has, over the past few years, borne 80 percent of the global losses resulting from disasters.

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