Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today.
Suffering is often all the world sees of Somali people. Yet, that picture is incomplete. Petterik Wiggers photos show their love for family, celebration, humor, new life, restoration, hope and pride in the face of adversity.
Extreme inequality is not inevitable, and there are practical ways to close the gap.
Oxfam in Niger celebrated the Global Handwashing Day for the first time by distributing soap and handwashing points in a Niamey school whe
Oxfam India’s CEO Nisha Agrawal is in the UK this week to mark 60 years of Oxfam working in India, responding to emergencies and helping to pull millions of people out of poverty.
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis is back in court this week, in a renewed attempt to block India’s right to produce affordable ‘generic’ versions of the company’s branded medicines.
As the International AIDS Conference wrapped up today, international aid agency Oxfam praised the advocates and the scientists who have ignited momentum to shift from “fighting AIDS” to “ending AIDS,” and urged governments and the pharmaceutical industry to make this vision a reality.
Despite commitment to end AIDS, the US government is introducing stronger intellectual property rules through trade agreements and bilateral pressure that will undermine the fight against AIDS by devastating the ability of developing countries to access affordable anti-retroviral medicines.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam's work combines short-term emergency relief with longer-term development projects.
After two years Haitians continue to grapple with the effects of the devastating earthquake that killed more than two hundred thousand people and rendered more than one million of them homeless.