In 2014 Oxfam signed a four year agreement with Sida with the overall goal that "fewer women, men, and children will die or suffer illness, insecurity and deprivation by reducing the impact of natural disasters and conflict". This is managed within the Global Humanitarian Team.
There are four components to the HPA:
- The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM): Providing surge funding at the start of an emergency, for up to 6 months
- Planned Projects: Supporting chronic, ongoing crises
- Strategic Investment Projects: Enabling the pilot and scale of ICTs in humanitarian work and building the capacity of local WASH partners
- The Cash and Learning Partnership (CaLP)
Over the past three years the Rapid Response Mechanism has been instrumental in meeting humanitarian needs in a variety of contexts such as: emergency WASH in Yemen; food security in post-Nepal earthquake; livelihood packages for returnees to Afghanistan; and, protection in the Lake Chad Basin.
Planned Projects have provided longer term support to programs working on protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reconstruction of WASH services in Syria, improved livelihood opportunities in opportunities in South Sudan and food security in Western Sahara. All of these projects have intentionally integrated the reduction of gender-based violence.