On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Governments attending this week’s World Humanitarian Summit had many important topics to address. There were some big wins including on the four key issues Oxfam was fighting for.
For the first time, starting today, world leaders, aid organizations, civil society and others will come together at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to discuss how to do better for humanity. Oxfam is here, and together with our partners speaking out for people caught up in humanitarian crises – and you can help.
Next August, the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater is bringing a ballet version of Bizet’s Carmen to London's Coliseum theater. The production will be set in a European refugee camp and adapt the opera's free spirited gypsy to the stories of the more than one million people who arrived in Europe last year.
World leaders meeting in New York to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement they negotiated in December must strengthen their current pledges and increase the money so urgently needed to enable people to adapt to the changing climate.
The recent assassinations of Berta Cáceres and Nelson García highlight the extreme violence and intimidation that many indigenous land rights activists face every day. It also underscores the urgent need for companies in the Agua Zarca hydropower project in Honduras to fully and permanently withdraw their involvement.