Sweden approves continued support to Oxfam for humanitarian assistance
The Swedish International development Agency, Sida, has approved a new three-year program for Oxfam for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The decision to provide new funding to Oxfam was put on hold in February 2018 pending a response from the organization on how they handle the cases of sexual exploitation within their organization. Oxfam has since been able to show that they have strong rules and routines in place that work in practice.
Sida’s support to Oxfam is for three years for a total of US$12.6 million (SEK104 million). The assistance is expected to reach over 280,000 people in five countries, namely: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Algeria, Central African Republic, and Chad.