AON and Etherisc representatives in front of a weather station
Oxfam has partnered with AON and Etherisc to develop blockchain technology, to ensure better insurance schemes for farmers.
Oxfam in Sri Lanka to carry out ACCEND projects in 3 plantations in the Nuwareliya district.
Sri Lankan man repairs a motorcycle
Janaka lost his motorcycle repair shop during the floods of May 2017. Partially deaf and mute, he was unable to work for several weeks and the family recieved no income. Read more on how Oxfam and the Gates Foundation were able to rebuild livelihoods in the aftermath of one of the worst natural...
Most of the families residing at the Geekiyanakanda camp have lost their homes, nearly all of their belongings and are patiently waiting to be relocated. Yet their positive spirit is contagious.
Despite losing nearly everything she owned, Gunawathie (60) remains hopeful. This resilient matriarch insists that unwavering hope has helped her overcome many difficulties.
Woman flipping through a receipt book. Photo credit: Sheshadri Kottearachchi
Oxfam works to ensure that poor and vulnerable women, girls and their families can own and use land and water. These vital natural resources are necessary for resilient and sustainable income generation. When farmers own their land, they have a bigger incentive to invest in them. We target the...
Women cheering in agreement at the #16Days of Activism against GBV event in Batticoloa
Oxfam wants poor and vulnerable women and girls to be able to exercise their rights and live free from violence. There must be more women in positions of leadership influencing structures, processes, and action for equitable social change.
This community in Batticaloa worked together to renovate the bund which also doubles as the main access road to the village. Photograph: Nipuna Kumbalathara/Oxfam
We work to strengthen communities to be better prepared for disaster, to work together to reduce the impacts and to hold the government authorities to account for disaster preparedness and response. We support non-governmental and community-based organisations to respond to emergencies and fill...
By working together, poor and disadvantaged communities can speak louder.  Photograph: Oxfam
The right to be heard is the foundation for achieving Oxfam's vision, widespread impact and sustainable change in Sri Lanka. A strong, independent platform for addressing injustice emerges when citizens speak up for their rights, participate in democratic action and take advantage of...
Children at play. Young people from different ethnic groups have been keen to get to know each other. Photograph: Oxfam
Oxfam takes a practical approach to peacebuilding that is both sensitive to the ground realities and takes advantage of opportunities available. All our work is conflict sensitive; they will not in any way worsen divisions and tensions or cause conflict amongst communities.


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