Reform of aid rules must work for people in poverty

Media reaction

At a meeting at the OECD in Paris on the future of development aid, governments of the world’s richest countries promoted the use of development aid to support private investment in poor countries, but failed to focus on the rules and safeguards needed to make sure it supports the people most in need.

In South Sudan Winnie Byanyima raises the voices of resilient women


In Malakal, South Sudan, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima saw widespread destruction, homes, schools in ruin. But she also met "with amazing women, who are holding their communities together, who are fighting to keep their families alive."

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world

Press Release

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.