Oxfam Canada
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2488

Within Latin America, OXFAM funds development projects in two geographical areas: the Andean Countries of Peru, Bolivia and Chile; and the Central American nations of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Reports from the organization's project development officers are available from OXFAM's national and regional offices and include:- " Chile: People Organizing", May, 1981, is a report on how slum-dwellers' organizations in crowded urban areas like Santiago are being supported in their efforts to create community development organizations that are specially concerned with human rights, mental health and housing. The report also records how the government is attempting to divest itself of the coal mines in Conception. This would close out jobs, many of them held by women making $2.85 for an eight-hour day, 6 days per week.
-"Salvadoran Refugees in Honduras", September, 1981, describes how the refugees have situated in Honduras along the border between the two countries. They have been harrassed by both Salvadoran and Honduran military units. Some have been abducted, others murdered.
In response to the Salvadoran refugees, OXFAM organized an all-party delegation of three M. P.'s to visit the refugee camps in February of this year. Upon return, the delegation met with the Minister for External Affairs and asked that Canada support international presence in the camps to discourage the military attacks.
Besides responding to these situations as they develop in Latin America, OXFAM is involved in organizing support for these struggles within Canada.
OXFAM has offices in most regions of Canada.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
See also 2499.
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