In 2015, 50% of Malawians are living in poverty. Yet while poverty may be a familiar issue for discussion in Malawi’s development sphere, Oxfam is today putting the spotlight on a less talked about issue, but one that threatens to severely hinder poverty reduction in the country: Malawi’s increasing inequality.
As the 16 Days of Activism get underway in 2015, Oxafm is happy to share in launching new revised Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action -- a practical, field-tested tool for humanitarian actors and crisis-affected communities.
As the biggest food company in the country that is hosting the historic climate talks, as a global business that has been a big contributor to climate change through its emissions from operations and supply chains, and as a business that is directly impacted by the impacts of climate change, Danone had a unique responsibility to act now, and to act boldly. Unfortunately, its recently released policy fails to do just that.
The 2015 G20 leaders' summit made welcome progress in tackling the refugee crisis and taken some tentative steps towards the widening gap between rich and poor. However, the G20 has done little to build momentum toward an ambitious climate deal.
The annual olive harvest, which finishes this week, is one of the most important events of the year for Palestinian farmers. Yet olive farmers in the West Bank face enormous challenges. Their access to land, water and markets is often limited by Israeli settlements.
As the leaders of the G20 - the world’s most powerful economies - gather in Turkey this weekend, they’ll have the upcoming Paris climate talks on their minds. It is time for the G20 to stand in solidarity with vulnerable nations, stop paying the polluters, shift the subsidies, and support a new commitment for scaled-up adaptation finance in the new Paris agreement.
Today is the 1 year anniversary of #LuxLeaks, the scandal which revealed the tax secrets of 350 multi-billion companies. The three whistle blowers who revealed the tax dealings are currently facing criminal charges.
Nepal is currently in the grip of a fuel crisis due to political conflicts in the south of the country which are choking off the flow of fuel across the border from India. Sorting the political difference in the south needs to be resolved urgently if earthquake survivors are to avoid what could be a second disaster.
As GROW Week came to a close, Dorah Ntunga from Oxfam in Uganda reflected on World Food Day as the pivotal moment for Africa’s Women.Food.Climate campaign.
With the UN Committee on World Food Security's adoption of the report of its 2015 plenary session, the CFS took important commitments that will be critical to ensure that it can deliver on its role and lead the global efforts to achieve zero hunger and a sustainable agriculture by 2030 and realize the right to adequate food.