Our world today has one million people who have fled violence or persecution for each year the United Nations Refugee Convention has existed.
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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.
New research has confirmed Oxfam's findings of many years, climate change is making life harder for farmers around the world. John Magrath, Programme Researcher, reflects on what we know and reaffirms the need for climate action.
The world is in the middle of the most serious refugee crisis since the Second World War. More than 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes by terrifying conflicts , violence and persecution, with millions more fleeing natural disasters and poverty.
On World Toilet Day (November 19) we turn our thoughts to this crucial facility because toilets are an essential weapon for fighting poverty. The UN estimates that 1 billion people lack proper toilets (roughly one in six people in developing countries), and lack of proper sanitation is a major public health and human rights issue for poor people. Here are five facts about why toilets are important and what Oxfam and others are doing to get them to the people who need them.
Could micro-hydro power bring sustainable energy to remote villages around the world? Public Health Engineer Anjil Adhikari explains how Oxfam has been involved in bringing electricity to a village in Nepal through a micro-hydro project.