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Oxfam’s Response to COVID-19

Check Out this message from Oxfam staff

Watch the video below from Oxfam’s staff in-country. Find out more about Oxfam’s response to Covid-19 and our appeal here.

Oxfam’s work in Bethlehem

The West Bank has been in lockdown for over a month now. The COVID 19 started to first spread in Bethlehem District and the whole district was under lockdown. Oxfam and its local partner the Rural Women Development society, distributed around 350 hygiene packages to local CBOs and families who can’t afford such materials. This distribution took place on April 16th2020.


Check out Diana’s update from Syria in the coronavirus response

Watch the video below about Oxfam’s work in Syria. Find out more about Oxfam’s response to Covid-19 and our appeal here.


Oxfam Zimbabwe

Oxfam in Zimbabwe is responding to COVID-19 through the Risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) pillar in the national response plan in Zimbabwe through:

  • Improving access to clean water at vulnerable communities through borehole repair and chlorination of water
  • Improving access to clean water at health facilities through bulk water trucking
  • Repairing/fixing and installing hand-washing stations at bus terminals, public health toilets and at shopping centres
  • Supplying clean bulk water to hand-washing stations

This is part of the response plan to COVID-19 to engage in door to door distributions so that gatherings are limited.

Other Oxfam News

Oxfam responds to devastation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan which has an has left its mark in northeast India and the Bangladesh coast, with over 80 deaths reported so far, destroying homes, embankments and crops, and compounding the suffering in many communities already hit by coronavirus and the impact of the lockdown. Oxfam and its partners are helping provide food, shelter and clean water to communities and assessing the further support needed in many others. Read more here or watch the video.


OXFAM Zimbabwe

The Covid-19 pandemic is a crisis on top of a crisis. Oxfam in Zimbabwe and partners have been on the forefront of the drought response since 1980 and supports the hardest hit people with food and water support, as well as long-term development projects to help people better cope with climate-related shocks.

The images below show a food distribution point in Plumtree reaching over 200 households in partnership with the World Food Programme.









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