Occupied Palestinian Territory

In the Occupied Palestinian Territory (the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip), nearly a quarter of people live below the poverty line, with their prospects for work, and a safe, healthy life severely limited by Israeli occupation. The burden of the conflict and the ongoing occupation are causing debilitating hardship for communities. […] Read more »
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The on-going crises in Syria and Iraq has seen unprecedented numbers of refugees flowing into Jordan. Syrian refugees now make up roughly 10% of Jordan’s population, with the majority living outside of formal camps in urban areas throughout the country and becoming more vulnerable the longer they are displaced The Syria crisis continues to devastate lives. […] Read more »
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The impact of the Syria crisis on Lebanon is immense and multidimensional. Up to 1.5 million Syrians, about a quarter of the Lebanese population, have taken refuge in Lebanon since the conflict started in March 2011. The massive population influx has put huge pressure on the labour market and employment, whilst also driving up living […] Read more »


Fiji is one of the most developed economies in the Pacific. However political instability and multiple coups over the last few decades in Fiji has resulted in economic difficulties and a majority of the population are engaged in subsistence agriculture. Discrimination and violence against women and marginalised populations such as LGBTQI is also widespread. Oxfam […] Read more »


Myanmar is undergoing fast and complex changes, all with the potential either to relieve or exacerbate the poverty, conflict, inequality and vulnerability which characterise the lives of the vast majority of women and men. Oxfam Australia’s goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and inequality and to foster the resilience and long-term security […] Read more »


Ni-Vanuatu society is founded on strong family and kinship networks. Traditionally these strong family ties, together with the church, provide a social safety net for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. Hardship, however, is widespread. The World Risk Index rank Vanuatu #1 exposed country in the world to natural disasters including earthquakes, cyclones and volcanic eruptions. […] Read more »

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands may be small in geographic size, but its people still face the same complex challenges as any developing nation. The majority of Solomon Islanders live in widely-dispersed villages, with few opportunities for generating a significant income. Poor infrastructure only makes life more challenging, particularly during times of natural disaster. The country’s pacific region […] Read more »
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Sri Lanka

It is nearly a decade since the 26 year long civil war in Sri Lanka ended. Still, many of the root causes of the conflict remain. Inequality and discrimination is widespread, while low income levels in most parts of the country mean people struggle with high food prices. Some parts of Sri Lanka continue to […] Read more »

Papua New Guinea

Poverty has sharply increased in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since the mid-1990s. Today, the level of income inequality in PNG is the highest across the entire Asia-Pacific region. This damning statistic has led to the country being ranked the lowest of all nations outside sub-Saharan Africa in the United Nations Human Development Index. PNG faces […] Read more »


Timor-Leste is one of the world’s newest and poorest countries — a small nation with around 74% of its population living in rural areas. It is also a land vulnerable to droughts, flash flooding, cyclones and unpredictable weather. And although rich in oil and gas, the revenue from these natural resources does not always reach […] Read more »