A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
On 25th April 2015 a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Oxfam responded by providing immediate humanitarian aid to thousands of people. We have also worked to support people improve their long term well being and that of their community.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is currently discussing changes
The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.
Numerous different non-profit organizations (NPOs) are spread over Laos to support a wide range of development working areas. But while intentions are good, the capacity of the still young civil society organizations is often rather limited.
Oxfam believes that violence against women is not a marginal or trivial issue in relation to development, and is one of the most widespread barriers to Oxfam's mission to end poverty. Oxfam across the Middle East and Commonwealth of Independent States is responding to the 16 Days of Activism.
The European Court of Auditors' long-overdue report finally evaluates an important financing mechanism for development, but takes a purely financial perspective instead of looking at results delivered for beneficiaries.
Across the Middle East and North Africa, women are taking the lead in poor and marginalized areas. Ahlem ben Ahmed, who lives in an isolated village in Tunisia, is one of them.
Yesterday's vote on the European Parliament’s position vis-à-vis the COP21 was welcomed by Oxfam for highlighting the importance of climate finance for developing countries.
In response to the final draft outcome document for the UN Summit to Adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda (September, 2015), Oxfam welcomes the improvements in the text, and offers recommendations on additional changes to make the agenda truly transformative so that it leaves no one behind.
How to ensure the trillions of dollars of incremental investment needed in the energy and climate-related sectors to promote low-carbon development is both socially responsible and addresses both mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and resilience to climate change impacts?