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June Appeal 2017

This appeal focused on the impacts of extreme weather in Zimbabwe. After years of draught, the inhabitants of rural Zimbabwe saw flash flooding and destruction of their crops in 2017, followed by widespread decease caused by contaminated water. Many families walk all day to access water to maintain their households. Oxfam Australia’s appeal to the public involved solutions to combat these issues, including the installation of water taps in vulnerable communities, cash transfer programs and building of toilets in schools.

August Appeal 2017

The Oxfam appeal of August 2017 focused on women’s livelihoods and food security in Ghana. Solutions proposed to the public included bee keeping programs, farm equipments and livestock.


December Appeal 2017

In December 2017 Oxfam Australia’s appeal narrowed its focus on our next door neighbour Timor-Leste. After years of turmoil and extreme weather seasons, Timor-Leste’s rural populations have seen extreme malnutrition and food shortages. By introducing savings groups, vertical gardening training and access to weather appropriate seeds, Oxfam’s help aimed to combat these issues.

February Appeal 2018

After the devastating years of genocide and civil unrest in the 1990s, Rwanda’s women and children have been tasked with rebuilding their country. Poverty is still widespread and many don’t have the simple necessities to prepare meals that we take for granted in the Western world. It is not uncommon to see young girls collect firewood for meal preparations, instead of focusing on their studies. Part of Oxfam’s solution to combat these issues, included gas heating fuelled by pig manure.

June Appeal 2018

Nepal was rocked by a devastating earthquake in 2015, that killed thousands and destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands. Today, there is still plenty of work to be done for the people living in the mountainous regions, with access to safe water being one of the biggest challenges. Strong women, like Hira, collect and carry water on their backs all day - literally traversing mountains, with no guarantee that the water won’t make their families sick. Oxfam’s appeal to the public included solutions of building taps and toilets in vulnerable communities and schools.

Photos by: Kate Bensen, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Adam Patterson, Vlad Sokhin/Panos/OxfamAUS, Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville.
Design and introduction copy: Stina Johansson

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