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Our livelihoods project in Vanuatu has been running for two years, with a focus on empowering farmers to improve their practices for a more stable income, more diverse range of food, and greater wellbeing. It’s thanks to your ongoing support that we’ve been so successful so far.
You will have seen the stories in the news recently about the sexual misconduct of former Oxfam employees in Haiti and beyond. We are ashamed, angry and so very sorry for the appalling behaviour that happened in our name. We want you to know that we are committed to fixing the things we got wrong so we can better protect the people we serve - and continue to fight poverty wherever and however it exists. What we're doing right now: the Oxfam Action Plan.
Our new report about the state of inequality in the world reveals how our economy is delivering unimaginable rewards for those at the top by exploiting millions of ordinary workers at the bottom.
Lan, 32, works in a factory in Dong Nai province, southern Vietnam, which produces shoes for global fashion brands. She works on 1200 pairs of shoes a day, yet she can't afford to buy even one pair for her son on the amount she earns each month. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam Blog post by Nick Bryer Oxfam Global Inequality Lead (Davos)
A team full of firefighters and rescue workers - they sound unstoppable!
These four ladies met at the Great Lake Relay in Taupō, and are excited to hit the trail in March.
Another year, another scandal. First came #LuxLeaks, then #PanamaPapers. Today, reporters all over the world are covering the Paradise Papers, based on leaked documents from yet another offshore tax firm, showing how international corporations and billionaires hide their fortunes and avoid paying taxes.
By Heather Coleman Climate and Energy Director, Oxfam America When the Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted by 195 countries back in 2015, most assumed that the next several COP meetings would be sleepy, technical affairs. After all, the agreement was done! Only the fine-print—the so-called “Paris Rulebook” -- was left undecided.
Story by Kamilo 'Ali, Oxfam's Polynesia Micronesia Livelihoods Programme Manager, 13.10.2017 Seven years ago, Sione Te’i fell from a multi-storied building and completely paralysed both of his legs. He’s confined to a wheelchair 24/7, with his legs covered, which seriously limits income-generating opportunities for him.