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.
Oxfam's verdict on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings.
Malawi has a proud history of delivering free healthcare for its citizens, but this is now seriously under threat. Malawi cannot be the first country in a generation to introduce these dangerous fees while the world watches.
The G7 have made a stuttering start on climate but have largely neglected the plight of people living in poverty, said Oxfam at the close of the annual leaders’ summit in Germany today.
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea should now work together to ensure the region as a whole achieves zero cases.
On April 7th, 2015 the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) revoked the licenses of 13 Money Remittance Providers (MRPs) based in Nairobi, in an effort to curb the financing of terrorism.
Today the Presidents of the three Ebola affected countries and senior figures from the UN, African Union and EU gathered in Brussels to discuss how to eradicate the virus and how to address recover
Scholarships for study in the former Soviet Union were offered to students in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and across the developing world. The Russian program, previously reduced, is now expanding again. This report aims to establish just what impact these programs have had on healthcare systems and how they can be improved.
The international response to the Ebola epidemic is on the right path, but there is a long way to go. This Oxfam briefing outlines the key operational challenges and recommends that stepped up action should be taken urgently in multiple areas to contain the spread of the disease and to support those most affected.
Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.
Health insurance programs, which are being promoted by some donor agencies and governments in developing countries, are excluding the poorest and most vulnerable people.