More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence.
As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) comes to an end, the world has a historic opportunity to set ambitious goals to end poverty and protect the planet. This paper puts forwards Oxfam’s proposals for what new goals and targets should be included and how they can be designed to bring about lasting change.
Trying to solve poverty is a lot like trying to solve a really hard puzzle.
That's why Oxfam has a new six-sided strategy to tackle it, driven by the power of people against poverty.
More than 65 per cent of refugees surveyed by Oxfam fear they may not be able to go back to Syria despite desperately wanting to return. There is an urgent need for Geneva peace process to be kick-started as well as improved response from donor countries to UN’s humanitarian appeal.
As Afghanistan prepares for presidential elections and the withdrawal of international forces, insecurity continues to spread across the country, with a devastating impact on civilians.
An internal investigation has revealed that the World Bank has invested in a palm oil and food company implicated in serious rights abuses in Honduras.
Responding to the growing humanitarian impact of the political crisis in South Sudan, Emma Drew, Oxfam's South Sudan Acting Country Director said from Juba:
Civil society organizations and networks from over 40 countries have called for a global Post-2015 development framework which “truly leaves no one behind”.
The injustice of poverty demands a powerful and practical response to address both its causes and its impact on peoples' lives. Using a six-sided strategy to weave together the complex web of our efforts and joining with others, we seek to overcome poverty.
We envision a world in which people can influence the decisions that affect their lives.