“National network for DRR helps curb poverty”
This article in the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) publication “Linking Disaster Risk Reduction and Poverty Reduction” describes the work of Oxfam and a network of Salvadoran agencies to bring about a shift in disaster-related policies and practice, from a sole focus on emergency response to an increasing emphasis on risk-reduction.
“Strengthening connections between communities and local government”
An article in the UN ISDR publication “Local governments and disaster risk reduction: good practices and lessons learned” about how Oxfam and a consortium of NGOs and donors in El Salvador are helping government authorities fulfill their obligations both to respond to emergencies and to help communities reduce disaster risks. The article also describes how Oxfam and partners are helping strengthen local civil-protection committees to become first responders in emergencies, and improving coordination among all actors in disaster response.
“From humanitarian response to building resilience to climate change in the highlands of Peru”
A case study in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Force for Climate Change publication “Addressing the humanitarian challenges of climate change” about the work of Oxfam and local partner Asociación Proyección in response to a severe cold snap in 2004 that killed more than 8,000 llamas and alpacas. The article also discusses the agencies’ continuing efforts to improve the resilience of herding communities as they face changing rainfall patterns and a future of climate change.
“The priorities that count”
An article in the InterAction publication “Monday Developments” about the importance of keeping community priorities foremost in programs aimed at reducing disaster risks.
“Whose disaster is this, anyway?”
An article in the InterAction publication “Monday Developments” that describes risk-reduction programs that owe their success to systematically incorporating the thinking and experience of disaster-affected communities.
“Collaboration in Crises: Lessons in community participation from the Oxfam International tsunami research program”
A summary report about the Oxfam tsunami research program, a series of studies that took place in India and Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2008. Several studies focused on disaster risk reduction. The report includes stories from the field and highlights of the research.