A child at a tap stand in Hassansham camp, Iraq. Credit: Tegid Cartwright/Oxfam

In rich countries, clean water is so easily available that we simply take it for granted. Yet, on this World Water Day, we should not forget that around the world, diseases from unsafe water kill more people each year than any other cause. Find out more about these inequalities and what you can do about it.

 The most vulnerable people, caught in the middle of the conflict, are paying the ultimate price. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

This is a human-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse. The most vulnerable people, caught in the middle of the conflict, are paying the ultimate price. We are supplying life-saving essentials but we need your help to do more. Please donate now.

Hoan works in a farment factory in North Vietnam, where she works on average 62 hours each week, earning around $1 an hour.

Despite some important progress in recent years, in no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and women are still more likely than men to live in poverty. Gender inequality in work costs women in developing countries $9 trillion a year – a sum which would provide a massive boost to the global economy.

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.

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Boys of Khamer, Yemen. Credit: Sylvia Ghaly, August 2016.

There was a time when hearing airplanes flying used to put a smile on my face. It was a reminder of the good memories from a holiday that had just ended or of the plans I was making for my next trip. Sooner or later that time will come, but unfortunately the more peace is delayed the more innocent people pay the price.

Nemah Ahmed, 42, has been displaced with her husband and five children to Bir Alhasee village in Abs district because of the war. Photo: Oxfam

With the international media focused on the war in Syria, the Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten. The country is under total blockade and few journalists are allowed to enter. Let's keep pushing so that Yemen doesn’t become a forgotten crisis.