With world leaders meeting this September at the UN, now is the time to stand in solidarity with people forced to flee and tell them that they must commit to do more for refugees and migrants. If you agree that we all deserve to live in safety, then please Stand As One and sign our petition today.
South Sudan, 5 years after becoming independent, is facing an acute humanitarian crisis due to an ongoing conflict. Security, growth, freedom... Peace means different things across this vast country. Oxfam asked people across the country what peace means to them, hoping to show that the only way to address this crisis is to end the violence.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty.
Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an estimated 60,000 in the Manbij area, Syria, are cut off from aid despite promises made to open full access to aid across the country six months ago.
The six wealthiest nations host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility.
From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.
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.