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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

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.

A woman and children gather safe drinking water from the tap Oxfam has installed in Huth IDP camp. Photo: Kate Wiggans/Oxfam

Two and a half years of war have plunged Yemen into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and put the country at risk of famine. Now it is at the mercy of a deadly and rapidly spreading cholera epidemic that if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months. Help us stop the spread now.

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

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.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

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Chad: The forgotten people within a silent crisis

More than 335,000 people continue to go hungry in the Lake Region of Chad – a place where only ten doctors are currently working and the international community has only funded $40m of a $121m humanitarian appeal.

What happened at the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings?

With the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings wrapping up, Nadia Daar, the head of Oxfam International’s Washington office commented on the week’s events, including developments on inequality, climate change, and tax policy. 

Blogs

Haoua Ousmane*, 40, has 8 children and fled from the island of Kaiga in Lake Chad when Boko Haram invaded their village. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam *name changed

Deprived of their livelihoods due to regional conflict, 335,000 people are on the edge of starvation in Chad. This powerful film documents the story of Adoum and Hadjara, who lost their 6 year-old child due to malnutrition.

A father holds his daughter as he stands on a site from which local residents have recently been evicted to make way for new developments, close to luxury apartments in North Jakarta. Credit: Tiara Audina/Oxfam

The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.

What is GROW?

Almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough, but because of the deep injustice in the way the system works. 

Besides, wild weather and unpredictable seasons are changing what farmers can grow and is making people hungry. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon, climate change will affect what all of us can eat. For nearly a billion people in poverty, more extreme weather and more disasters mean more hunger.

Another future is possible, and we can build it together. Over the coming years, decisive action around the world could enable hundreds of millions more people to feed their families and prevent catastrophic climate change from destroying their (and our) futures.

Climate change. Poverty. Hunger. It’s all the same fight.