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Mary Paula Lanuzie, Northern Ghana. Credit: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

Blog: Looking Behind the Barcode: 4 key ways to take human suffering out of food value chains

Supermarkets are increasingly squeezing the price they pay their suppliers. This, coupled with the weakening influence of small-scale farmers and workers is causing human rights violations, inequality, and poverty. Here's how to fix this.

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Blog: 6 things you didn’t know about your food shopping

For many of us, what happens before our food reaches our supermarket shelf is a bit of a mystery. How can we as customers, know whether the food we buy is free from human suffering?

Hani* and his siblings outside their family’s tent in a community for displaced people in Herjalleh, Syria. Photo: Dania Kareh/Oxfam

Blog: In Syria, delivering water - and hope - in a 'time of great need'

Seven years after the Syria crisis began, families are struggling to access necessities, like water, food, and medicine. Through your support, we're delivering clean water to Hani and his family, and thousands more who fled the violence in East Ghouta.

Ahmed and his siblings in Al-Okasha IDP camp, Abs district, Hajjah governorate. Photo: Ahmed Al-Fadeel/Oxfam

Blog: Stop the war in Yemen

It's now been three years of war in Yemen. Meet Ahmed - he is only 14 but has a thousand reasons to end this inhuman war.

Photos: March in South Africa, for Tobeka, who passed away in 2017, after being unable to afford the high price of cancer medicine.

Blog: World Cancer Day 2018: It’s time to bring down the price of medicines

This World Cancer Day, people across the globe must unite to push for tough actions by governments and UN bodies to change the system that leads to high medicine prices, which prevent patients from getting the treatment that can save their lives.

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Blog: The top 7 questions you asked about the new Oxfam inequality report

Our new inequality report reveals how our economy is delivering billions for those at the top by exploiting millions of ordinary workers at the bottom. Here are some of the most interesting questions we’ve been asked about it, and our answers.

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Blog: What’s Wrong with Wealth? Inequality.

Don’t be fooled. What has become increasingly clear over the years, is that there’s no way we’re going to end poverty unless we tackle extreme wealth too.

Communities affected by the floods in Assam, India. Photo: Oxfam India

Blog: What to watch for at the UN’s climate change conference, COP23 in Bonn

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Clase de informática en Namibia. Foto: John Hogg/World Bank

Blog: Your questions answered: Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index

Since the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index was launched many people have been in touch to find out more. Here are the answers to some of your most common questions and comments.

Martha Nyandit waits for an Oxfam/WFP food delivery, Mingkaman camp, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, April 2014

Blog: Can official development assistance be reformed to help the poorest countries?

If the current reform of Official Development Assistance is not combined with the required criteria and safeguards – established in consultation with governments and citizens in the South – it is likely to be to the detriment of the poorest.

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