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Women IDPs planning community engagement activities in the camps
While the Rohingya crisis is perhaps most visible in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, the underlying drivers have been ongoing in Myanmar for decades. In Rakhine state, Rohingya and many other communities continue to face violence and abuse, with serious consequences for their ability to access...
Thousands of people , primarily Rohingya, have been confined to camps in Rakhine State, Myanmar, since 2012. These internally displaced people are unable to access adequate services like education and health care and are largely unable to leave. Amy Croome, Oxfam’s Acting Policy & Advocacy...
Oxfam women staff delivering humanitarian assistance during floods
ပဋိပကၡေဘးအႏၱရာယ္မ်ား က်ေရာက္သည့္ အခါမ်ားတြင္ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားကို ေဘးဒုကၡ၏သားေကာင္မ်ား အျဖစ္သာ ရႈျမင္ေလ့ရွိၾကေသာ္လည္း တကယ့္လက္ေတြ႔တြင္မူ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားသည္ အေရးေပၚ အေျခအေနမ်ားကို ပထမဦးဆံုးတုံ႔ျပန္ေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကသူမ်ား ျဖစ္ၾကသည္။
Oxfam women staff delivering humanitarian assistance during floods
Women are too often viewed only as victims when crisis hits a community. But in reality, they are often a community’s most critical first responders in an emergency. Women's experiences and skills bring so much value to any humanitarian response.
The old house of IDP in Kachin in grass bush
People displaced by conflict in Kachin State want to return in safety to their land of origin, yet much of their land is being appropriated by a range of actors, with littleaccountability. Legal or administrative procedures are being used in a way that undermines the rights of those displaced by...
Back of Thet Htar, Looking at water
“I wanted to die and I decided to die. I gave-up.” “It is strange, really strange. When I gave-up, I was drawn into the water. The feeling was so horrible. My head, my ears, my nose were out of my control and the pain I suffered is not comparable to anything. Then, I suddenly awoke and realized: I...
Mee Mee Htun is holding tiger worms in smiling face
“What do you think about worms? Would you be comfortable working with worms?” Bagus Setyawan from Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team asked me while we are talking about solid waste management in camps in Rakhine State where conflict affected people are temporarily settled. The...
Bagus demonstrating toilet use on a partially-constructed communal TWT
In Rakhine State, Myanmar, Oxfam and WEDC are developing the Tiger Worm Toilet from the household sanitation level (where it has been proven successful) to a phased application at communal sanitation level, appropriate for use in humanitarian camps. This will help meet the need for an economically...
Cash distribution in emergency flood response
Authour : Yee Mon Oo, Communications and Media Coordinator, Oxfam in Myanmar In August 2016, annual monsoon weather flooded vast swathes of Myanmar, leaving destruction in its wake. Though much effort from communities and NGOs alike goes into preparing communities for these annual floods, each year...
IDP camp in Kachin State
Duncan Green, Oxfam’s Senior Strategic Advisor reflects on power and politics from an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in Myitkyina, the Kachin state capital...

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