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The details of the funds from 2019 Oxfam Trailwalker

We’d like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have participated in our 3rd Oxfam Trailwalker event which took place on a brand new course taking participants on an excursion through Gangwondo’s Misiryeong Healing Road.

Those who have slogged your way through the unfamiliar and challenging trail not to mention fundraising backers, supporters, and volunteers, all contributed to making our event a huge success. Notably, there were many newbie trailwalkers this year attempting their very first 100K distance. Thank you again for being part of the life-changing fundraising event. Your dedication and commitment will serve as a foundation for the event’s growth in the coming years.

Oxfam continues to work to provide life-saving support to emergency relief sites across the world. We provide people with the assistance they need to survive while helping to equip vulnerable communities at the risk of disasters.

In this report, which includes the usage of funds raised via Oxfam Trailwalker, we’d like to give a detailed account of the way your donations have been spent to help save lives and an update on Oxfam’s emergency relief and development activities as well. Please feel free to contact with any questions or concerns at our Oxfam Trailwalker office, and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Result of fundraising

Result of fundraising

2019 Oxfam Trailwalker

Fundraising Period

10 Apr. 2019 – 30 Sep 2019 (during 7 months)

Total Donations

KRW 174,446,057
· 100KM Registraion fee and team-fundraising : KRW 168,366,057 
· Sales of goods, etc.: KRW 6,080,000 

Total Donors

4,095 persons
· 100KM participants and team-fundraising donors

How to spent funds from 2019 oxfam trailwalker

  • Oxfam works to provide life-saving support at emergency relief sites across the world. We provide people with the assistance they need to survive while helping to equip vulnerable communities at the risk of disasters. In this report, we’d like to give detailed account of the way your donations have been spent to help save lives as well as an update on Oxfam’s emergency relief and development activities. 
  • Funds that were raised by Oxfam Trailwalker this year were used to provide emergency relief and restoration efforts to Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe who were hit by Cyclone Idai and to support international development program in Ethiopia as well.
    We’ve provided support to an estimated 21,300 people* as we sought to improve access to safe drinking water, sanitation, emergency food distribution and livelihood activities.

*  The number of recipients is suggested to help understand the sale and the effect of donation. It may vary by the economic factors such as the scale of damage, environment and exchange rate in each area, or the style and period of emergency relief.

Details of spent funds from 2019 oxfam trailwalker

 
Humanitarian
Southern Africa

On March 14th, 2019, Cyclone “Idai” hit Southern Africa, namely Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, affecting nearly three million people with 750 reported fatalities. One month later in April, Cyclone “Kenneth” bore down on northern Mozambique with more than 160,000 people affected. People not only were displaced from their homes but faced a shortage of food and water while deteriorating sanitation led to the spread of cholera.

Oxfam has been responding on the scene, providing emergency relief services focusing on rehabilitating the deteriorating water and sanitation infrastructure. Listed below are the expenditures on emergency relief and development programs for Idai affected areas funded by Oxfam International which includes funds raised by Oxfam Trailwalker.

  • Period : 14 Mar 2019 – 30 Sep 2019
  • Victims : 3,213,800 persons 
    • Malawi : 739,800
    • Mozambique : 2,224,000
    • Zimbabwe : 250,000
  • Total Fund : KRW 24,733,461,950
  • Beneficiaries Continuously Supported : 883,600 persons 
    • Malawi : 180,000
    • Mozambique : 606,003
    • Malawi : 97,597

Oxfam’s Work

Major activities

A. WASH (Water Sanitation Hygiene)
B. EFSVL (Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods)
C. Gender and protection activities

Detailed activity by country

Malawi

- Oxfam reached to 140,139 people through WASH activities (Rehabilitation / repair / disinfection of 291 water sources, 2198 Water Filter Distribution, Distribution of 10,697 Hygiene kits and 4,918 Household kits, construction of 1,400 Household latrines and hygiene promotion)

- To 25,725 though EFSVL activities (Distribution of agricultural inputs to 5,145 households, Distribution of agricultural tools to 3,545 HHs and Cash for work to 4,500 HHs.).

- The response also undertook Protection activities with Safeguarding / gender and protection awareness campaigns reaching to 29,032 population, distribution of 200 solar lamps and Training of 126 beneficiaries/ leaders/ staff on gender/protection and safeguarding issues.

Mozambique

- The response has reached 606,003 individuals with WASH and EFSVL activities. Specifically, 440,926 individuals were reached with WASH related activities across the three provinces which mainly consisted of distribution of hygiene materials, water supply through water trucking and rehabilitation and repairs work as well as sanitation activities consisting of latrine and bath room construction. The remaining 161,877 individuals were supported with EFSVL activities consisting of distribution of agricultural seeds and tools as well as food vouchers.

Zimbabwe

- The response by Oxfam has ensures that communities affected by cyclone IDAI had access to food, water, sanitation and hygiene to meet their basic needs for 97 597 people in Chipinge and Chimanimani districts. Through the gender and protection activities, Oxfam has improved understanding of communities in safe programming and its principles as well as strengthened awareness on referral pathways for reporting cases of Gender based violence and sexual exploitation and abuse. Through the undertaking of a research study on the impacts of the cyclone IDAI response, Oxfam has consolidated 7lessons and proposed recommendations that could be referred to for improvements into national disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Cyclone Idai, devastation in Beira▲ Cyclone Idai, devastation in Beira (Left) / Water and electricity shortage (Right)

▼ Beira, Mozambique after Cyclone Idai Cyclone Idai, devastation in Beira
Beira, Mozambique after Cyclone Idai

Development
Ethiopia

Lately, climate change is seen as one of the world’s biggest challenges. Impacts of climate change can be devastating especially for people in the poorest countries. Numerous people in Africa including Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya find their livelihood threatened due to drought. People of Ethiopia in particular, have been suffering for decades from the effects of Super El Niño.

Water shortages and other resource issues caused by recurrent drought are leaving catastrophic impacts for those who rely on farming and ranching for their livelihoods. Somalian ranchers claim that for the past four years they lost hundreds of livestock because of diminishing grazing areas caused by erratic rainfall and drought. Only 15 percent of ranchers in Ethiopia are known to have other sources of income which allows them to live relatively stable lives. But, for the vast majority lacking both resource and skill, there’s no choice but to constantly migrate to new pastures.

The situation is not much better for farmers as climate change causes precipitation decline rendering it impossible to raise crops. Their source of income is about to disappear but, at present, no plan is in the works to deal with the situation. For those without means of subsistence, climate change is far more than just an environmental issue.

In view of preserving the livelihood of communities devoted to farming and ranching in Africa, Oxfam has been working together with United Nations World Food Program(WFP) to introduce R4* Rural Resilience Initiative to enable those communities to integrate risk management strategies to strengthen their food and income security by responding to the challenges posed by increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters.

* What is R4?

R4 refers to a combination of four risk management strategies: to reduce the risk when faced with unexpected emergencies by securing the income of farming households (Risk reduction), to enable insurance companies to compensate for the losses when damage is incurred by taking out crop insurance (Risk transfer), to diversify income streams in lieu of traditional agricultural activities making farmers less vulnerable to the effects of climate change (Prudent risk-taking), and to establish small-scale savings as a buffer against unexpected shocks in the future (Risk reserves).

R4 도식

With the help of aforesaid problem-solving methods farming households in Ethiopia who were hitherto most vulnerable to climate change have become more involved and self-sufficient in the face of disasters. In 2019 over 25,000 individuals were able to pay for crop insurance to protect themselves when the yield was low due to poor rainfall. In the long run, fostering a virtuous circle through the R4 initiative would help improve community resilience ensuring long-term sustainability.

To date, Oxfam has provided assistance to over 160 thousand people in Ethiopia and committed to making concerted efforts to see that the system firmly takes root within the next ten years before moving on to the next step. However, there are still many farmers and ranchers suffering from climate-related causes and they are in need of our help

Zimam Girmay, working at her plot. She joined the R4 initiative in 2011▲ Zimam Girmay, working at her plot. She joined the R4 initiative in 2011

Disaster Risk Reduction project site built by members of the Kall Meles Village Economic Saving (VESA) grou▲ Disaster Risk Reduction project site built by members of the Kall Meles Village Economic Saving (VESA) grou

Taking on Oxfam Trailwalker is to take on the challenge to save lives, to bring food and water to those in need, and to help communities around the globe rise out of poverty.
Thank you once again for joining us and sharing our aim of achieving “a just world without poverty.