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Right to live without a blockade: Oxfam calls for lifting US sanctions against Cuba

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

78 per cent of women and girls living in Cuba were born under the pressure exerted by the US blockade on the island for nearly six decades. According to a…

Oxfam Canada helps Cubans return to everyday life after Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma struck Cuba as a Category 5 storm in early September 2017, pummeling the island with winds up to 200 km/h, Caridad Pérez Gonzalez’s already difficult life –…

Oxfam mobilizing to help Cubans devastated by Hurricane Irma with a focus on women and girls

After completing a fact-finding mission in Cuba to identify those most in need, Oxfam is working with partners and Cuban officials to respond to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane…

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists the poorest people hardest hit by disaster

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Oxfam and its Caribbean partner organizations are helping the most vulnerable people who have lost their homes and livelihoods to recover from the disaster,…

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam collaborates with Cuban authorities to assess and mitigate damage

Oxfam has been working with the Cuban authorities to develop one of the most effective disaster prevention and response systems in the Caribbean. Oxfam’s risk management projects on the island…

Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma and watching tropical storm Jose closely

Oxfam country teams and partner organizations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are now preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people…

Oxfam staff prepared to respond as hurricane Matthew remains strong in the Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew continues its trajectory in the center of the Caribbean region. Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic are already experiencing heavy rains and high speed winds, that will worsen…

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a dangerous storm whose top sustained winds have sometimes reached 160 miles per hour, is churning through the Caribbean, with Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas in its path.…

The earth is shaking all across Cuba, not only in Havana

Tags: Hunger, Women's Transformative Leadership

  While President Obama's visit has put Havana in the spotlight, more remote communities are preparing for earthquakes and natural disasters. Those who live in La Flora, a community in…

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Making “Cuba’s Hour” Count for Cubans

Tags: Women's Transformative Leadership

Making “Cuba’s Hour” Count for Cubans  by Marianela Gonzalez, communications officer for Oxfam in Cuba. Since December 17th, Cuba has been “trending“. Reporters, politicians, analysts and celebrities have all turned their eyes towards…

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Oxfam in Cuba: Helping women farmers cultivate more than just crops

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response, Hunger, Natural Disasters, Women's Transformative Leadership

“We feel like leaders”, “I am no longer the same”, “We are together now”, “we know we can do it” – these are the voices of women leading the urban…

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Living and making history in Cuba

Living and making history in CubaJérôme Fauré, Country Director for Oxfam in Cuba Amazing… Miraculous… Unexpected … There is no shortage of adjectives to describe the events of Wednesday, December…

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Oxfam Canada welcomes restored Cuba-US diplomatic relations

Oxfam Canada welcomes today’s announcement restoring diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. The resilience of Cuba’s citizens and Cuba’s commitment to an economic path that prioritizes poverty reduction…

Post-hurricane: Sustainability and Resilience in Cuba

Abel Veiga Esperon was not afraid of hurricanes until Paloma hit, a day forever etched in his mind. The 53 year old farmer took refuge with nine co-workers in the…

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Oxfam in Cuba: Learning, innovation and putting it all together

Tags: Emergency Response, Women's Transformative Leadership

A group of Oxfam executive directors and board chairs recently took to the fields of Cuba, traveling with the Oxfam in Cuba team to Holguin, east of Havana. The bus…

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