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Chad: The forgotten people within a silent crisis

Chad: The forgotten people within a silent crisis16 October 2017More than 335,000 people continue to go hungry in the Lake Region of Chad – a place where only ten doctors are currently working and the international community has only funded $40m of a $121m humanitarian appeal.

What happened at the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings?

What happened at the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings?15 October 2017With the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings wrapping up, Nadia Daar, the head of Oxfam International's Washington office commented on the week's events, including developments on inequality, climate ...

Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region 3:09 Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region13 October 2017The conflict between Boko Haram and the military operations to defeat it that began in Nigeria have spread to Niger, Chad and Cameroon, causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa.

Empowering women farmers to end hunger and poverty

Women farmers play a central role in small-scale agriculture. But they are held back by barriers that prevent them from feeding their families and reinvesting in their livelihoods. A real support would protect their rights, boost their productivity and unleash their potential to fight hunger, ...

Financing women farmers

Financing women farmers13 October 2017Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. It found that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and ...

Governments, donors failing women farmers in climate change fight

Governments, donors failing women farmers in climate change fight13 October 2017An Oxfam analysis of policies and public investments in six countries shows that women farmers are not getting the resources they need to feed their families and communities and adapt to climate change.

Race to prevent disease as thousands more Rohingya arrive daily in Bangladesh 

Race to prevent disease as thousands more Rohingya arrive daily in Bangladesh 11 October 2017Aid workers are in a race against time to stop the rapid spread of disease as thousands of Rohingya people arrive in Bangladesh every day.

Beyond 'Fortress Europe': principles for a humane EU migration policy

Beyond 'Fortress Europe': principles for a humane EU migration policy11 October 2017This report outlines Oxfam's proposal for a new and balanced approach to managing migration – one that protects people and promotes the benefits associated with migration for European host countries, people on the ...

Oxfam: grave abuse shows urgent need for shift on EU Migration Agenda

Oxfam: grave abuse shows urgent need for shift on EU Migration Agenda11 October 2017Today Oxfam releases a report that exposes how the European Union's Migration Agenda needs an urgent shift in direction, based on 8 principles for a fair and humane approach to migration.

Great expectations: is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?

Great expectations: is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?10 October 2017In recent years, the International Monetary Fund has become a global leader in highlighting the i

IMF's key Article IV' advice on inequality detached from its rhetoric

IMF's key Article IV' advice on inequality detached from its rhetoric10 October 2017The International Monetary Fund's advice to countries promotes policies that fail to reduce inequality and may even increase it, according to Oxfam research. This advice clashes with what their own research shows ...

Gaza conditions deteriorate as talks open in Cairo

Gaza conditions deteriorate as talks open in Cairo9 October 2017On the eve of the latest reconciliation talks in Cairo between Fatah and the Gaza authorities, Oxfam is calling for an end to the restrictions imposed by Palestinian leaders earlier this year, which have seen electricity supplies in ...

ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize6 October 2017The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize goes to the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons for its outstanding contribution to efforts in reducing the threat of nuclear war.

Amazon's prime tax deal: Luxembourg offered online retailer massive unfair discount

Amazon's prime tax deal: Luxembourg offered online retailer massive unfair discount4 October 2017Governments are letting big business off the hook when it comes to paying the billions they owe in tax, Oxfam said in reaction to the latest decision of the European Commission on Luxembourg's tax deal ...

From early warning to early action in Somalia

From early warning to early action in Somalia2 October 2017More than three years after it was initiated in the aftermath of the 2011 famine, the early-warning, early-action trigger mechanism for Somalia remains a work in progress. This paper looks at how the mechanism has functioned during the ...

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Mexico earthquake: Oxfam is responding

On 19 September, Mexico was struck by a Richter 7.1 earthquake. Approximately 318 people have died and more than 765 people are injured and still hospitalized. Oxfam is evaluating the most urgent needs relating to water, sanitation, hygiene, food and protection of vulnerable people and will ensure ...

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water in flooded camps

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water in flooded camps28 September 2017More than 70 per cent of the nearly 480,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh are without adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water.

Commission ignores gap between migration policy and people's reality

Commission ignores gap between migration policy and people's reality 27 September 2017In response to the European Commission's statement today on creating safe and regular pathways for migrants, Oxfam's Humanitarian Campaign Manager, Claire Seaward, said:

Brazil: extreme inequality in numbers

Economic inequality in Brazil has reached extreme levels, despite being one of largest economies Brazil: extreme inequality in numbers

The distance that unites us: an overview of Brazilian inequalities

The distance that unites us: an overview of Brazilian inequalities24 September 2017Economic inequality in Brazil has reached extreme levels, despite being one of largest economies in the world. The country has been able to take millions of people out of poverty but the current Brazilian context ...

Brazil decades behind other countries in fighting inequality

Brazil decades behind other countries in fighting inequality 25 September 2017A Brazilian earning the minimum wage would have to work for 19 years to earn as much as what a rich person in the country's top 0.1 percent makes in one month, according to new Oxfam research.

The distance that unites us: An overview of Brazilian inequalities

Economic  inequality  in  Brazil  has  reached  extreme  levelThe distance that unites us: An overview of Brazilian inequalities

The distance that unites us: An overview of Brazilian inequalities

The distance that unites us: An overview of Brazilian inequalities24 September 2017Economic inequality in Brazil has reached extreme levels, despite being one of largest economies in the world. Last decades have seen incredible progress across Brazil. The country has been able to reduce inequalities ...

High-priced medicines and lack of needs-driven innovation: a global crisis that fuels inequality

High-priced medicines and lack of needs-driven innovation: a global crisis that fuels inequality22 September 2017One year after the release of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines landmark report, this paper assesses the level of implementation by countries and ...

United States stalling UN action on affordable medicines as price of lifesaving drugs soar

United States stalling UN action on affordable medicines as price of lifesaving drugs soar22 September 2017The international agency said the US and others are putting the interests of the pharmaceutical industry above the lives of people around the globe. Oxfam is calling on the UN Secretary General ...

Oxfam warns of Hurricane Maria's impact on thousands of vulnerable families in Dominican Republic

Oxfam warns of Hurricane Maria's impact on thousands of vulnerable families in Dominican Republic21 September 2017Oxfam is preparing to respond to the likely humanitarian needs of people now being hit by Hurricane Maria in the Dominican Republic. Much of the country is already saturated after the ...

Mexico earthquake: Oxfam sends in assessment teams to two worst hit areas

Mexico earthquake: Oxfam sends in assessment teams to two worst hit areas21 September 2017Oxfam is sending in two teams of humanitarian experts to Morelos and Puebla, with more on the way, following the 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico on September 19th. This is the second earthquake to ...

Mexico earthquake

Mexico earthquakeOn 19 September Mexico was struck by a Richter 7.1 earthquake. More than 200 people have died, including over 80 in Mexico City and over 700 people have been reported injured in and around Mexico City. Oxfam is responding.Find out more