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.
The number of murders, attacks, and acts of repression against human rights activists in Latin America has reached historic levels, according to a report published today by Oxfam.
This report launches a Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights, backed by more than 300 organizations all over the world. It is a manifesto of solidarity with the ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples and local communities seeking to secure their land rights once and for all.
Oxfam is closely monitoring Hurricane Patricia’s progress and is ready to dispatch rapid assessment teams to survey the damage left in its path, and respond to the greatest needs.
The BRICSAMIT have come to be considered the economic powerhouses of recent decades. Not only have these countries managed to reduce poverty but today, all eight BRICSAMIT countries occupy the top ranks as some of the most unequal countries in the world.
Silvia Mancilla, Spokesperson of Oxfam Mexico said: