Last year, residents of Marawi in the Philippines faced two major disasters: In May, they were uprooted by a violent siege and seven months later, they faced a deadly typhoon. Oxfam is supporting a consortium of local organizations who are helping families stay healthy and safe in the wake of these crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future disasters.
EU supermarkets abuse their huge purchasing power. Workers in developing countries suffer as a result. New legislation on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain proposed by the European Commission is a good start, but must go further to protect people in poverty.
In the middle of war, even the simple solutions to staying healthy can feel impossible. In South Sudan, Oxfam is bringing education and resources to communities to help save lives - every day.
Conflict has forced Therese and hundreds of thousands more people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation, public health training – including to Therese, who is now working daily to help others stay healthy.
With the support of Global Affairs Canada, Oxfam is working with community members, partners, and the Government of Jordan to improve water governance. And now the voices of the community's women are being heard.