Palestinians in Gaza remember a time when almost everyone could drink clean water from the tap. Now less than four percent of fresh water is drinkable and the surrounding sea is polluted by sewage. Yet the international community is failing to do enough to protect the health and dignity of almost 2 million people who have nowhere else to go. Read the story.
It is shameful to see European banks again involved in a major global money laundering scandal.
One month since famine was declared in two areas of South Sudan, it is a race against the forthcoming rains to save lives Oxfam warned today.
A world where more new billionaires have been created in a year than ever before shows signs of economic sickness rather than health.
"Women and girls are today bravely taking a stand and Oxfam stands with them in solidarity," said Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director and women’s rights leader, this International Women’s Day.
Despite some important progress in recent years, in no country have women achieved economic equality with men, and women are still more likely than men to live in poverty. Gender inequality in work costs women in developing countries $9 trillion a year – a sum which would provide a massive boost to the global economy.
Women across the globe are facing new threats which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, Oxfam warns today.
In the past two decades, the gap between the richest and the rest in Indonesia has grown faster than in any other country in South-East Asia. What does this mean for ordinary people? Meet Maryam and Darmin, who are fighting for a better future for them and their families.
In Yemen, everyday life goes from bad to worse. The conflict that escalated in March 2015 has left nearly 19 million people - 70 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian aid - the greatest number in any country in the world. The economy has been shattered, pushing the basics beyond the reach of many.
Thailla is a young member of the student activist movement in Sapopemba. The Brazilian federal government has approved a 20 year freeze on public spending, including education. This freeze risks increasing inequality and the educational divide in Brazil.