At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support. You can help.
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Did you know that at least one in three women will experience some form of violence during their lifetime? It is one of the most widespread violations of human rights and has long-term devastating effects. We can change this: join us and say ‘Enough’!
We help people caught up in natural disasters and conflicts across the world with clean water, food, sanitation and protection. At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations, giving life-saving support to those most in need.
Millions of people are being forced from their homes, risking everything to escape conflict, disaster, poverty or hunger. From those fleeing the war in Syria or climate change-induced droughts, to those stranded in inadequate conditions in Europe, you can help us give life-saving support to refugees in the countries where they need it most.
The crisis in Syria continues to cause tremendous human suffering to people both inside and outside the country. The conflict is driving the largest refugee crisis in the world. Nearly 12 million people – 2 in 3 Syrians – are still dependent on humanitarian aid. They need your help.
The world’s second-biggest Ebola outbreak is still raging in DRC. Research has shown that distrust is one of the biggest obstacles in this Ebola fight. Oxfam’s Andrea Vera Nava outlines three ways to work with local communities to build their trust and increase the success of an Ebola response in a conflict context.
If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. It’s a startling fact, and one that demonstrates the importance of getting children in the world’s poorest countries into school and learning
La semana pasada llegaron estupendas noticias de Bruselas, donde los ministros de Finanzas europeos acordaron permitir que once países de la UE introdujeran un impuesto sobre las operaciones financieras. Un importante salto paso hacia adelante para la campaña a favor del Tasa Robin Hood.
Great news arrived from Brussels on Tuesday as European Finance Ministers agreed to allow eleven EU countries to introduce a Financial Transaction tax (FTT). This is a giant leap for the Robin Hood Tax campaign.
What better way to start the week of the G8 Summit, than gambling at a casino!
Well that’s what Oxfam’s Big Heads (representing the G8 leaders) were up to yesterday at Cercle de jeu Clichy Monmartre in Paris. The scene was set, and reporters poured in to see the message that Oxfam was sending: G8 aid commitments… who bluffs?
After 3 months of online collaboration the OpenIDEO maternal health challenge winners are announced. Ian Sullivan reports.
A few months ago I was pulled into a meeting room and asked if I fancied taking on a piece of work with a company called IDEO. Oxfam had signed up to partner with them and Nokia in a challenge, "How might we improve maternal health with mobile technologies for low income countries?"
Last week saw Oxfam's country team in Ghana and our partners launch a major new report on Ghana’s health care system. After a hectic few days, I now find time to catch my breath, grab a soda and write this blog!