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Maize farmer Christina, 24, has two daughters, ages 6 and 3. "I have hope that one day we leave poverty behind." Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/Oxfam, Ghana

Blog: Here's how to get the best next World Bank president

The best way to find the right person to tackle the injustice of poverty is to raise our collective expectations. Governments around the world, time to step up.

Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth

Blog: Seven brilliant questions you asked about Oxfam’s Inequality report

Oxfam’s new inequality report reveals that billionaires’ fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year, while the poorest half of humanity – 3.8 billion people – saw their wealth fall. It's making headlines around the globe. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions you've asked about it.

Oxfam report: Public Good or Private Wealth

Blog: Inequality Is Bad For Your Health and What You Can Do About It

Ask anyone what really matters and the health of their families and their children’s education will be near the top of the list. Yet in many countries these things are only available to those with money.

Valerie Mukangerero walks to her pineapple farm in Rwamurema village, eastern Rwanda. Photo: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam: Strengthening our roots

This past year the Oxfam confederation reached more people than ever before – 22.3 million – the majority women and girls. We did this largely via partnerships with more than 7,300 organizational allies around the world, helping them too to strengthen the ways they influence their own decision-makers. 

Jameela Ahmed's children sitting in the room they live in, in a village outside Khamer city, Yemen. Photo: Gabreez/Oxfam

Blog: Stop the Bombs, Yemen is Starving

Most of Yemen's 22.2 million people are now in need of humanitarian aid. This terrible situation is entirely caused by a war in which the parties are dependent on arms supplied from outside the country.

Hasina Begum, Bangladesh, has had to move several times because of river erosion. Photo: Dan Chung/Oxfam

Blog: Climate change is a symptom of our broken economy

Oxfam has been warning for years that climate change would put the fight against hunger back by decades. It's now happening before our eyes. Winnie Byanyima writes from the Global Climate Action Summit 2018, to amplify the voices of those most affected by climate change.

The community marching for land rights, Polochic, Guatemala. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Momentum builds in the fight for land rights in Guatemala: Making us all a bit braver

Continued restoration of land to evicted families in Polochic, Guatemala gives us faith that, in a world of growing restrictions on our civic and human rights, we can continue to fight for justice.

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

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

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.

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