From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.
As Malawi experiences the worst drought it's had for 35 years, exacerbated by El Niño, many are suffering from hunger and starvation.
At the upcoming ECOSOC 'High level political forum on sustainable development', UN country representatives must urgently review the SDGs health indicator and change it to measure what really matters, in order to make sure people aren't pushed further into poverty due to lifesaving healthcare payments.
Today is World Refugee Day, and now more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee violence, conflict and persecution. Call on your government to protect and welcome people searching for safety.
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.