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Current conditions paint a grim picture for more than 36 million people in Southeast Asia who live in extreme poverty, earning under USD 1.90 a day. A 20 percent loss of income due to the current crisis may push 60 million people in East Asia and the Pacific into extreme poverty and another 160...
In our region, we’ve seen remarkable economic growth over recent decades; in less than five decades, the gross domestic product (GDP) has climbed from $37.6 billion in 1970 to $2.6 trillion in 2016, driven mainly by the exponential growth of private sector enterprise. In the past two decades, over...
Oxfam has been in Cambodia for more than 30 years, starting in 1979 with post-conflict humanitarian work. Over the years, we shifted to long-term community development. Back in 2004, I met staff members who were survivors of the Khmer Rouge, hardworking and diligent at delivering our programme but...