Crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan is currently Africa’s worst crisis with nearly 4 million – a third of the country’s population - at risk of severe hunger and an aid effort that has only so far reached half of those in need.

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Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years. That’s according to a new report released by Oxfam, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality when they meet in Australia later this year.    ... more
The past few days have been the deadliest yet in Gaza, with civilians including women and children making up the vast majority of casualties, and on average a child being killed every hour in Gaza. Rockets also continue    ... more
Oxfam welcomed today’s commitment from General Mills to implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains and press for political action to address climate change.    ... more

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Yasmin, 5, lives with her mother and 6 siblings in a roughly constructed room in a rubble-strewn open car park area under an apartment block in the town of Qalamoun, near Tripoli in Lebanon.
Oxfam Canada is in the news today - on the radio, television and even trending on social media channels. This flurry of public and media interest has flowed from a request from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) for Oxfam to modify our "purpose as a charity" on    ... more
You girl in Gaza watches as water bottles are filled.
The current escalation of violence in Gaza is causing more human suffering and casualties. Oxfam condemns all violence against civilians, both Israeli military actions and Palestinian rocket fire. Oxfam and partners in Gaza are trying to respond to the mounting    ... more
1.5 million people have been displaced by this conflict. Almost 100,000 have sought shelter in UN bases like this one in Bor. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
South Sudan has been independent for three years. But in the past seven months, the sense of unity that brought its people together in 2011 has been lost, pushing 1.5 million from their homes and forcing many to live in appalling conditions.    ... more