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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.

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.

Fight inequality, beat poverty.

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.

Fight inequality, beat poverty.

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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