Millions displaced by conflict in Nigeria are seeking shelter wherever they can, and struggling to find enough food to survive. Photo: Ibrahim Dung/Oxfam Conflict leading to food shortages creates serious humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, Lake Chad area.
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On World Humanitarian Day, we chatted to Oxfam’s veteran field-worker, Carlos Calderon, who in the past 16 years has witnessed the impact of tsunamis, cyclones, radioactive spills, bloody civil wars, devastating droughts and floods across all five continents. How did you become a humanitarian worker?
Hey music lovers! Released today (in digital download at least) is Oxfam Presents: Stand as One - Live at Glastonbury 2016. the first live Glastonbury album of its kind. A host of world-famous musicians and the world's best-loved festival #StandAsOne with people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty.
Blog by Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima, published on the World Economic Forum website. The process for arguably the top political job on the planet is well underway. And the time is right for a woman and a feminist to take the helm.
Our world today has one million people who have fled violence or persecution for each year the United Nations Refugee Convention has existed.
For Oxfam to be more “globally balanced”, with stronger roots and deeper representation in the South, we have decided that our global Secretariat will move to Narobi, Kenya.
by Artur Francisco, Oxfam Campaigns Coordinator We recently received a lot of great comments and questions when we posted on Facebook about Radio New Zealand’s shocking new story about banana workers’ rights in the Philippines.
There are now just 62 people who own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity – that’s 3.6 billion people. I sit somewhere in the middle there, closer to the top than I actually would like to admit… and if you are reading this, chances are you are too. -----
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Two years on from the onset of the 2014 war life for many people in Gaza is getting worse. The reconstruction process is slow, there is no permanent ceasefire, no meaningful peace talks, and the blockade is still firmly in place. The humanitarian needs remain enormous. Gaza has witnessed its worst destruction in decades and an already vulnerable civilian population has been left even more vulnerable.