Oxfam is working in Pakistan to ensure that all children have access to an education, particularly girls living in rural poverty.
21 artists take on covers by the indie icon and singer-songwriter-harpist, all in support of Oxfam's relief and recovery work in Pakistan.
In Pakistan's Swat Valley, Oxfam's winter survival kits help vulnerable families stay warm--and give displaced flood survivors an opportunity to earn an income.
Despite her joy at being a mother for the first time, one young woman in the flooded Sindh province of Pakistan worries about what the future holds for her family--a future that is uncertain for seven million people across the flood-ravaged country who remain without adequate shelter as the winter approaches.
Right now, our team has two different jobs to do: To help people who are displaced and won’t be able to return home quickly; and to help those returning to destroyed homes and livelihoods, like these rice fields.
“I would like to return to my village but we don’t have the money to travel, and the water is still there…we can’t go back there…but I want to return when the water has gone. I want to rebuild our home because it was destroyed, and restart our livelihood.”
While international funding for the crisis has stalled in recent weeks, the number of people displaced by the floods continues to rise each day. Oxfam and our partners have launched a rapid-relief effort to reach more than one million people with essential aid.
Comparisons might help us picture the immensity of what's happening in Pakistan. But what they can't convey is the suffering that people are going through.
When you're talking about millions of people, it's easy to think in abstractions. But each person affected by the recent floods in Pakistan has his or her own story to tell.