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.
Despite agriculture being considered a strategic axis for development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this has not resulted in major resource flow to the sector, nor in a resource allocat
An investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestle purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.
Global economic growth is exacerbating inequalities while pushing the Earth beyond ecological limits. Oxfam senior researcher Kate Raworth visited the RSA in October 2012, to explain how the simple 'doughnut' can help save the planet and decrease global inequality.
Who's putting pressure on the planet? This video reveals the extreme inequalities of resource use - within and between countries - underlying the pressure on four 'planetary boundaries'.
In response to the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability report presented to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Addis Ababa today, Sarah Best of Oxfam said:
Food and beverage companies are facing a rapidly changing world. Global demand is rising as the world's population grows.
Globally, 1.7 billion farmers are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. The many who are already hungry are particularly vulnerable.