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Nairobi skyline. © Kenya Tourism Board

Blog: Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya

From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.

Naomi Kollie, an Oxfam Community Health Volunteer, demonstrates hand-washing to a community in Clara Town, Sierra Leone. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?

Reliable information can serve as a form of immunization when people are able to act on it. This is one lesson from the Ebola crisis that is worth remembering as the world responds to the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus.

Barbara Chinyeu (36), a widow in Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Tax Justice is a Human Rights Issue

Oxfam and Tax Justice Network are today launching an essay competition on tax justice and human rights. The competition invites practitioners and students from around the world to explore ways in which governments of developing countries and/or civil society in any country can use existing laws to protect human rights in the face of tax injustice.

Kenya’s economy is the fastest growing in Africa, too few people aren’t seeing the benefit.

Blog: The movement to end tax havens is already 100,000 strong and growing

Last week Oxfam revealed that 62 people own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people on the planet. Tax havens are at the heart of fueling this insane level of inequality. That’s why we’re taking them on and that’s why I want to do all I can in 2016 to put a stop to them.

The 62 richest people in the world own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population.

Blog: Our stats struck a nerve, now let’s hit back against inequality

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Patients wailt for treatment in crowded conditions, Bwalia ‘Bottom’ Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality in Malawi – a Dangerous Divide

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.

Severe drought in Mauritania, 2012. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Climate change and hunger: El Niño could push us into unchartered waters

Millions of poor people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains as global temperatures reach record levels and because of the onset of a powerful El Nino, the climatic phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific which can bring extreme weather to several regions.

Camp for internally displaced people, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Keiran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Refugee crisis: what’s the European fuss about?

Every night on TV, people see images of a heavily divided Europe, unable to cope with the arrival of more than 500,000 refugees and other migrants equivalent to less than 0.1% of the European Union’s population of over 500 million people.

Paddy rice seedlings ready for transplanting, Indonesia. Photo: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Blog: The road to zero hunger runs through Paris

When world leaders meet at the UN this week they will endorse a momentous goal to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. For a world grappling with crises, tragedies and injustice, it is a rare vision of hope. Can we make it a reality?

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Blog: The migration solution is a humanitarian solution

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