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.
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.
Old Havana was packed with smiles and black umbrellas. To the outside observer, it’s impossible to tell that Cuba is going through its worst drought in over a century.
Only 1.39 percent of Syrian refugees have been resettled by rich countries. Joelle Bassoul, Oxfam Media Advisor, Syria Response, shares the moving story of a family living in a suburb of Amman in Jordan, waiting to be resettled in the US.
At every EU migration summit in recent months, border security has trumped the safety and wellbeing of people on the move. This has been causing human misery and suffering for the tens of thousands of women, men and children now stranded in Greece and the Western Balkans.
Around 28 million people in Southern Africa now face alarming levels of hunger and food insecurity. The Southern African Development Committee's declaration of a regional emergency must be a clarion call for donors, national governments and the humanitarian community to act faster.
How the changes in the OECD’s definition of aid continue to undermine global efforts against poverty. A statement by African civil society.
Reliable information can serve as a form of immunization when people are able to act on it. This is one lesson from the Ebola crisis that is worth remembering as the world responds to the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus.
One year ago, the #SwissLeaks scandal made headlines around the globe. Putting a stop to the seemingly endless stream of corporate tax scandals is possible but it will require more fundamental reforms than are on the table at the moment; and a rebalancing of power in global tax negotiations. The creation of a new global tax body that includes all governments on an equal footing would go a long way to redressing this balance and delivering deeper reforms that are so desperately needed for the benefit of all.
Yesterday’s Syria Conference in London could be a potential turning point with some rich countries pledging far more aid than in previous years. But others still need to step up and give their fair share. Vitally, we need to see these pledges becoming reality.