Nesma shares a laugh with her friends during class.

10 year old Nesma used to enjoy going to school. But now school is a constant reminder that her home is gone: Her family sleeps in a classroom as their house was completely destroyed during the 50 days of war.

The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Tuca Vieira

Too many still toil in extreme poverty. On the other extreme, wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, who can use it to capture disproportionate power to shape the future.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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Teaching children how to wash hands, Oxfam Ebola response in Sierra Leone. Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

David Watako is a 33 year old water and sanitation engineer. He has been working for Oxfam for four years in his native Kenya as well as Uganda, DRC and Ethiopia. He has been with Oxfam in Liberia since June 2013. His wife, parents, and brothers and sisters live back in Kenya. He shared this post with us last night.

Ebola is with us – here and now. It is an invisible foe. It is transmitted through bodily fluids, like sweat, saliva, blood and urine.

GROW week – a farming family of five in the Philippines

Changing seasons and extreme weather are leading to droughts, flash floods and landslides. Put simply, climate change is making people hungry.