Emergencies

Humanitarian response and education in emergencies

We save and protect lives, reduce suffering and promote the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized people affected by crisis.

Education in emergencies is a particular focus for Oxfam IBIS: given its importance as a right of conflict affected populations, and one of the most effective responses for protecting children and youth, empowering people and building resilience and sustainable development and peace in conflict affected communities, leaving no one behind.

We are committed to support timely humanitarian response and at the same time to work for longer-term and sustainable solutions.

We build our humanitarian responses on diverse modalities and partnerships, but our preferred modality is one led by local actors, in finding their own solutions.

We are guided by the humanitarian principles, international standards and commitments such as Common Humanitarian Standards, Grand Bargain and Charter for Change.In our humanitarian response, we:

  • Improve access to quality education and opportunities of especially children, youth and womenaffected by crisis.
  • Improve the capacities and role of local actors including women and youth in humanitarian responseand work for humanitarian responses that are led by and accountable to the local communities.
  • Improve the understanding, linkages and synergies between humanitarian, development andpeacebuilding.
  • Advocate, through Oxfam and broader coalitions, for strong people-centred humanitarian financingand programming, localization, and the rights of displaced people and communities, and strengthenour advocacy work for increased quality learning opportunities in emergencies.

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