Although world leaders have been quick to condemn attacks on Syrian civilians, they have maintained a discriminatory policy of keeping out Syrian refugees. Yet, things can be done in a more human way. Oxfam is part of the ‘Humanitarian corridors’ program that helped 1000 Syrians find refuge in Europe without having to risk their lives. And it is making a real difference.
Vulnerable Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh now face further disaster, as monsoon rains and possible cyclones will cause floods and landslides and increase the risk of deadly disease. Oxfam is ramping up its work to improve hygiene, sanitation and water delivery, and prepare families in the face of the expected storms. You can help.
After having learned intricate weaving skills from the Association for Craft Producers (ACP) - an Oxfam local partner -, Durga decided to set up a workshop at home and train all of her sisters and sisters-in-law. She is one of the 4,500 earthquake-affected families receiving Oxfam's support to create sustainable income through the promotion of fair trade. Read her story.
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.
The prolonged closure of crossings into Gaza could cut Palestinians off from essential goods such as fuel and food, threatening to further deteriorate what is already a dire humanitarian situation.
Oxfam analysis of how climate change funds are allocated and accounted for shows very concerning trends for the world’s poorest countries and communities.
Now it is the time to scale-up the implementation of agroecology: international recognition of agroecology as a key paradigm to achieve a sustainable food system has never been greater.