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In South Sudan, Oxfam trained producers in good cultivation, storage and marketing techniques. Elizabeth is now cultivating new vegetables. “With the money I make, I can send my children to school and pay for healthcare” she says. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Empowering women farmers to end hunger and poverty

Women farmers play a central role in small-scale agriculture. But they are held back by barriers that prevent them from feeding their families and reinvesting in their livelihoods. A real support would protect their rights, boost their productivity and unleash their potential to fight hunger, poverty and climate change.

Despite lifting millions of people out of poverty over the last decades, Brazil still faces a huge gap between the country’s richest and the rest of the population. Photo: Apu Gomes/Oxfam

Brazil: extreme inequality in numbers

Despite being one of largest economies, Brazil is listed as one of the most unequal countries in the world. Although it has left millions of people out of poverty over the last decades, it still faces a huge gap between the country’s richest and the rest of the population. Learn more and support Oxfam's work on inequality.

A beneficiary  of an Oxfam food voucher system stands outside her home, Gaza.

Oxfam and EU work together to find new ways to fight poverty in Gaza

A new Oxfam project, funded by the by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid “ECHO”, will help 9000 of Gaza’s most vulnerable people to address the acute humanitarian needs that are the consequences of violations of International Humanitarian Law and human rights in the Gaza Strip.

In Gaza, Israel’s occupation includes a 10-year land, air and sea blockade that has trapped almost two million people inside the 60-kilometre wall, isolating and depriving them of their rights. Photo: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Timeline: the humanitarian impact of the Gaza blockade

2017 marks 50 years since the occupation of the Palestinian Territory and 10 years of the Gaza blockade. It has devastated Gaza’s economy, caused widespread destruction and left most people largely cut off from the outside world. Check our timeline and find out how the blockade has been affecting Palestinians' life.

Cocoa farmers in Nigeria

Inequality in Nigeria: exploring the drivers

This report provides a picture of the current state of poverty and economic inequality in Nigeria, identifies the main drivers of this situation and presents some policy solutions.

A young street vendor selling candy in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Mies van der Putte/Oxfam

Nigeria: extreme inequality in numbers

Economic inequality in Nigeria has reached extreme levels, despite being the largest economy in Africa. The country has an expanding economy with abundant human capital and the economic potential to lift millions out of poverty.  What makes Nigeria so unequal and how big is this inequality gap? Find it out and take action.

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