Iffat teaches Rohingya refugees living in the camp in Cox's Bazar about health and hygiene, to help them keep well and to prevent a major outbreak of disease.

Iffat shares with us the most satisfying part of my job: hearing from refugees what a difference Oxfam’s support has made to them.

Alice* used to get sick regularly. Photo: Corinna Kern

Simple solutions –– like bikes –– can bring not only hope, but better access to education.

High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the ‘Connecting 4 Life’ program that helps young people in Senegal learn about human sexuality through an online education platform. Photo by: Brett Eloff | Oxfam

Now more than ever, the federal government needs to invest in SRHR and support feminist youth and women’s organizations and movements, at home and abroad, whose advocacy efforts are vital for holding ground. 

The winds, intense rain and flooding caused power outages, damaged homes and infrastructure, destroyed crops and contaminated water sources.

Young women in a Creating Spaces community group in Fazilpur, Dinajpur, Bangladesh raising their hands when asked, “who got married before they were ready?”

Being married early comes with so many costs and the consequences are immense. In the small northern Bangladesh town of Dinajpur, we see how Oxfam's program, Creating Spaces, is helping to tackle violence against women and child marriage.

Impacted by flooding in India, residents received chlorine tablets along with buckets from Oxfam | photo: Oxfam India

Climate change has affected the normally predictable seasons in this part of the world. The monsoons last longer, are larger and, in 2017, were accompanied by Cyclone Mora.


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