Tagged: land rights
Countries from both the rich and the developing worlds must stop their recriminations and scepticism from derailing vital UN talks, beginning today, to find ways of helping feed the world's 925 million hungry people.
Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees will face a humanitarian emergency this year, unless urgent steps are taken to deal with a serious public health crisis unfolding in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, international agency Oxfam warned in a new report issued today.
Almost one year after Cyclone Sidr ravaged southern Bangladesh last November 15, killing more than 3,000 people and leaving millions homeless, more than one million survivors are struggling without proper shelter and are at greater risk of disease than before.
The Didipio area is a fertile agricultural region, with farmers growing food for consumption or cash crops such as citrus trees, both of which rely on clean water from the nearby river. A small farming community is battling to stop a huge gold and copper mine.
Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE committee) to reduce the EU’s ambitious targets for biofuels in transport fuel but would have liked it to go further by dropping biofuels from the renewable energy directive altogether.
Joanna Manu had attended a training session with Oxfam America’s partner WACAM, where she learned that farmers can only be removed from their land if they have been compensated for it. Now, she defends her rights and stands firm in protecting the environment in her community.
Farmers in Ghana talk candidly about the impact of gold mining on their communities and how—with education about their human rights-—they can hold mining companies and the government accountable.