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Puerto Montt: shrines. Popular belief here is, that when a person is murdered, they die too soon and their spririt remains on earth. If the murder victim was a good person, then their spirit can do good deeds. Photo credit: Toby Adamson/Oxfam

The risks of defending human rights

Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murder and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and has a negative impact on people’s basic rights.

Amna fled Deraa in Syria after her son was killed in 2013 and went to live in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam.

I ask the world to empathize

Worldwide, more than 65 million people have fled conflict, violence and persecution. Millions more are driven from their homes by disasters, drought and inequality. This paper tells the stories of some of those millions of people.

Oxfam statement on the death of Jo Cox

Oxfam is deeply shocked to hear the news of Jo Cox's death. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Brendan and Jo's family at this difficult time. Jo was a passionate advocate on humanitarian issues, we will miss her.

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