Tagged: human rights

Emergency Article
Raul Umberto Lopez and Sandra Marie Lou Estevez from Gualme, a small rural town in Western Honduras, were the first recipients of a cow in their community. Credit: Gary Henry/Oxfam

The current political instability in Honduras has forced us to reduce our activities on development projects in the country to approximately 60% of capacity.

Emergency
Gaza - PMRS - Mobile clinic, village in Khanyou. Credit: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

After seven years of Israeli blockade, 1.7 million Palestinians continue to be trapped in the Gaza Strip, largely cut off from the outside world. The current escalation of violence is causing more human suffering. We are calling for an immediate end to all hostilities.

Campaign article

In support of our new report Climate Wrongs and Human Rights, Oxfam is running an international competition for lawyers, academics and law students to come up with the most innovative legal case for a developing country to take legal action on injuries suffered from climate change.

Emergency
Staff help to carry aid for displaced people, in UN House, South Sudan.

Oxfam is gravely concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis across South Sudan and neighboring countries. Recent agreements are a sign of political progress, but the parties now must honor their commitments and put an end to hostilities.

Press Release

Tomorrow [Monday 20th October] the UN will receive the demands of over 2000 world leaders from 124 countries for urgent progress towards negotiation of an effective international Arms Trade Treaty to help save lives and prevent grave human rights abuse.

Press Release
Komudei women's group: Group member Elizabeth Apuw Mariao taking money for food she has sold from her market stall in Kakuma. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

Rich countries must start basing their climate change policies on existing human rights principles and stop using economic excuses to wriggle out of their responsibilities, says international agency Oxfam in a new report today.

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