Disasters, and the way we respond to them, can be catalysts for social change—a chance to create lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Published: Oct 15, 2007
When disaster strikes, Oxfam and its local partners move fast to meet people's emergency needs. And we stay to work with those devastated communities as they rebuild for a better and safer future. Our aim is to help people become less vulnerable to disasters by addressing the underlying causes of the poverty that put them in harm's way. Our comprehensive response to disasters includes the following:
- Meeting people's basic needs
- Helping people improve their means of earning a living
- Improving public health
- Advocating for people’s rights
- Working with communities to reduce the impact of future disasters