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Molpoe, Vanuatu: Antonnie and his son on the beach in Molpoe village, Vanuatu. In 2022, Molpoe was hit by a devastating landslide caused by torrential rain, which has become more frequent due to extreme weather. Photo: Ivan Utahenua/Oxfam. Oxfam acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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Jacquline stands in a garden in Vanuatu. Jacquline is a graduate of Youth Challenge Vanuatu's (YCV) Ready for Work program, which is run in partnership with Oxfam. She now works at the ombudsman office in Vanuatu.

Together we are stronger

For over 30 years, Oxfam and the community organisations we partner with have worked in Vanuatu to reduce inequality and increase opportunities for women, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities. Here’s how we’re supporting people to come together, learn new skills and challenge harmful social norms.

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Your impact

Meet these inspiring heroes from all corners of the globe.

Papua New Guinea

Onano’s story

Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Onano John prepares to collect honey from her hives in the Eastern Highlands. Photo: Patrick Moran/OxfamAUS

When women can earn a living it not only improves gender equality, it also helps whole communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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Papua New Guinea

Eriko’s story

Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Eriko Fuferefa, Director of KUSWA and a survivor of gender-based violence. Photo: OxfamAUS

Violence against women and girls is alarmingly common in Papua New Guinea. Oxfam is working with trailblazers like Eriko to empower women and build a safer future.

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Vanuatu

Blockchain technology

Tanna, Vanuatu: Keith and Sirus test cards and phones in prep for beneficiary registrations. Unblocked cash transfer program role out in Tanna Vanuatu. response. Photo: Arlene Bax/Oxfam in Vanuatu

Our UnBlocked cash transfer program supports vulnerable communities with immediate cash transfers when disasters strike.

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Timor-Leste

Natalia’s story

Oecusse, Timor-Leste: Natalia Falo, pictured at her home where she says her partner Norbertu has taken a more active role in domestic chores after participating in Oxfam's Gender Action Learning System (GALS) training as part of the Hakbiit program. The family are also saving more money from selling animals and agricultural production. Photo: Ismenio Pereira/Oxfam

Before she put pen to paper, Natalia’s dream for a new house may have seemed unattainable. But her happy new home is proof that if you can see it, you can be it.

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Pakistan

Samreen’s story

Future female leader in Pakistan

Many 17 year olds look forward to the moment when they turn 18 and can legally vote but not many plan to stand for election the same year.

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For every $1 we spend

Cambodia: Srey Rath is involved in training, campaigns, and national forums participation through Oxfam local partner Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA). She has received a lot of capacity building and is a young leader in the community advocating for better fishing and water governance practices. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

63c of every $1 goes to life changing work

Your donation will help people and communities survive today, prepare for tomorrow and change their future for the better.

Our work together
Timor-Leste: Ilda at her home. She has always been a saver, even before joining ROMANSA. She is currently a leader in her group. Photo: Patrick Moran/Oxfam

27c of every $1 goes towards raising the next

For every $1 we spend, 27c is invested on generating future income, helping us to fund even more vital work.

Somalia: Hodan Mohamad Warsame, works at Oxfam Somalia Somaliland as a Public Health Engineer.

10c goes towards vital support costs

Just 10c in every $1 is used to keep Oxfam alive; paying our staff and our running costs.

News

Read the latest news and stories from Oxfam’s charity work around the globe.

19 Jun 2024

Australian companies rake in $98 billion in ‘crisis profits’ off the back of global suffering: Oxfam report

NAB, Woolworths, BHP and Hancock Prospecting are amongst the companies that have amassed staggering crisis profits The top 500 Australian corporations made $98 billion in additional ‘crisis profits’ off the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine between 2021-23, a new Oxfam report reveals, as the organisation calls for a ‘crisis […]

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11 Jun 2024

Oxfam response to the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution

In response to the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Sally Abi Khalil, said: “After eight months of brutal war, it is a long overdue and promising step to see the Council speak with one voice calling for an immediate, full and complete ceasefire, the release of hostages and […]

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10 Jun 2024

Media response to Israel’s operation in Nuseirat over the weekend

In response to Israel’s operation in Nuseirat over the weekend, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East Sally Abi Khalil said:    “We welcome the news that four hostages are back with their families after an eight month-long ordeal in captivity, under constant Israeli bombardment. Taking hostages is a serious violation of international humanitarian law and […]

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