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How agribusiness is failing small farmers in Latin America

As international negotiations on what constitutes responsible agricultural investment are set to get underway in Rome next month under the auspices of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS), one in eight people still suffers from hunger.  Food insecurity today is not simply a problem of supply, but rather of access.

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5 conclusiones cruciales que sacamos del último informe sobre el cambio climático

El IPCC, grupo líder de expertos internacional sobre el cambio climático, ha presentado hoy su último informe sobre los efectos del cambio climático en la humanidad, y lo que podemos hacer al respecto. El informe es extenso, así que lo hemos resumido en las cinco conclusiones principales de Oxfam sobre el cambio climático y el hambre.

1. El impacto del cambio climático en las cosechas es peor de lo que pensábamos.

El cambio climático afectará a la producción alimentaria más duramente y antes de lo que pensábamos.

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Cobertura sanitaria universal: llamamiento a la equidad en salud

Las personas quieren dignidad. Quieren derechos

Según la encuesta internacional World We Want 2015 (El mundo que queremos 2015, en su traducción al español), la salud es la principal prioridad de las personas que viven en países pobres. Esto no es ninguna sorpresa. Cada año, en África, casi 250.000 niños y niñas menores de 5 años mueren debido a que sus padres no pueden pagar el tratamiento que necesitan.

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Universal health coverage: time for an ambitious call for equity in health

Our Health & Education For All Blog - 11 April, 2014 - 09:35
People want dignity, people want rights

In the global survey World We Want 2015, health was the first priority of people living in poor countries. This was not surprising. Every year in Africa, nearly a quarter of a million children under five die because their parents cannot afford to pay for treatment. According to the World Health Organization, 150 million people face catastrophic healthcare costs every year, while 100 million are pushed into poverty because of direct payments.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Supporting women's rights and addressing the root causes of the conflict

Our Conflicts and Emergencies blog (EN) - 7 April, 2014 - 12:07

With just 48 hours to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, there was no time to lose once we crossed the border into Goma from Rwanda. I was travelling with Mark Goldring of Oxfam GB and Robbert van den Berg, the regional director for Oxfam Novib. Our mission was to visit our humanitarian programs, and assess progress since the signing of a major regional peace accord last year.

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Servicios sociales públicos y gratuitos - Una solución sencilla a la desigualdad extrema

Hoy hemos publicado un nuevo informe titulado Gobernar para la mayoría: Servicios públicos contra la desigualdad. Este informe ha sido elaborado dentro de una serie de documentos en los que Oxfam analiza la vergonzosa brecha entre las personas pobres y las ricas que, además de debilitar la lucha contra la pobreza, contribuye a que el poder quede en manos de las élites mundiales.

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3 reasons to read about 1 easy solution to extreme inequality: Free public services

Our Health & Education For All Blog - 3 April, 2014 - 00:07

Today we are launching a new report, ‘Working for the Many: Public Services Fight Inequality.’ This is the next in Oxfam’s series of reports looking at the scandalous gap between rich and poor that is undermining poverty reduction, and putting the power increasingly in the hands of elites the world over.

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5 critical things we learned from the latest IPCC report on climate change

Today leading international experts on climate change, the IPCC, presented their latest report on the impacts of climate change on humanity, and what we can do about it. It’s a lengthy report, so we’ve boiled it down to Oxfam's five key takeaways on climate change and hunger.

1. Climate change: the impacts on crops are worse than we thought.

Climate change has already meant declines in global yields of staple crops, and it is set to get worse.

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