As an international community, it is within our power to ensure that the future for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese communities isn’t hopeless. Supporting Lebanon now can make a critical difference both for the millions of people in need .
The world’s attention has a horrible tendency of wandering off Sudan and South Sudan’s problems before any are really solved for the future.
After two weeks of splitting hairs over key elements of a new climate treaty at the UN climate talks here in Lima, governments failed once again to put the world on a pathway to keep global warming under control. What will it take for governments to act?
Susana Arroyo, Oxfam Communication and Media Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, sent us this update last night from the COP20 UN Climate negotiations in Lima, Peru.
Like in so many places around the world, climate change and environmental issues are having a huge impact on the lives of local people in the Peruvian Amazon.
Neil Pancipanci, pictured above, is our Oxfam livelihoods officer based in Tacloban. Today he shared this account of Typhoon Hagupit:
Latin America is proof that the global trend of rising economic inequality can be reversed, if the political will exists. Despite historically being the most unequal region in the world, it is the only region that has managed to reduce inequality during the past decade.
Oxfam recaps the first five days of the COP20. We’re now well into the first week of the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, where governments are negotiating a new global climate treaty to be adopted next year in Paris. On the face of it, you’d think that change is in the air.
By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International - As representatives from more than 195 governments around the world come together in Lima, Peru this week to work on drafting a global treaty on climate change, they should heed the words of Peruvian farmer Marisa Marcavillaca: "Climate change is not just about the climate, it is about our lives."