23 April 2014

Big agricultural companies need a “gold standard” set of global rules to guide their investments after a new Oxfam report showing that even supposedly “responsible” deals can hurt poor farmers.

Indigenous farmer, Guatemala. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam
22 April 2014

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international community needs to step up efforts to help stop the conflict and saves lives with a massive injection of emergency aid.

Mingkaman IDP camp, South Sudan. Photo: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/Oxfam
17 April 2014

The High Level Meeting in Mexico to strengthen efforts to fight poverty has ended with renewed commitments to improve aid and cooperation—but it has also highlighted the slow start of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

14 April 2014

As development leaders from around the world gather in Mexico City to participate in the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation this week, Oxfam is asking a crucial question: What will be Mexico’s legacy?

13 April 2014

All countries will have to contribute their fair share in cutting global emissions, says Oxfam in reaction to the IPCC report on mitigation, which was launched today.

A farmer sits on his parched paddy field. Photo: EPA/STR
9 April 2014

Following Oxfam’s January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population, Forbes has updated its “billionaires' list”, showing that extreme inequality has worsened– just 67 people at the top now own half the wealth.

Rag-picking community of Shanti Busti, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam
8 April 2014

Oxfam today celebrated news that donors had increased their development aid spending to $134.8 billion in 2013, which the OECD says stands at the highest-ever recorded level. However aid levels to Africa dropped by 5.6% to just $28.9 billion – back to the levels they were 10 years ago.

7 April 2014

A new privately-run hospital supported by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC, is threatening to bankrupt the health budget of Lesotho, one of the poorest and least-healthy countries in the world.

A rural health clinic in Masianokeng, Lesotho. (2014) Sophie Freeman/Oxfam