An Economy for the 1%

The gap between rich and poor is reaching new extremes. In 2015, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people – the bottom half of humanity. This figure is down from 388 individuals as recently as 2010.
The world's 62 richest people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest people.

Syrian refugee crisis – double your impact

Over 12 million people are in need in Syria. Women and children have been particularly affected by the violence. Oxfam has reached over 1.5 million people across Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. With your support we can reach more.

A woman and her child take shelter as a Syrian air force jet bombs the streets surrounding her home in Aleppo. Photo credit: Sam Tarling/ Oxfam

Dueling Pianos

Oxfam Canada supports social justice in Canada and around the world. Please join us in honouring Black History Month with Juno award recipient Eddie Bullen and his son, Quincy Bullen, Dueling Pianos, a musical presentation that delivers a powerful message of seeking and attaining excellence.
Event date: 7:00pm on Sunday, February 28, 2016
Location: Cathedral Hall, 414 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON
Tickets: $25
Eddie and Quincy Bullen, Dueling Pianos.

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Money for aid, although vital, will not solve the crisis. Indications that Syria’s neighbors will allow refugees to work must rapidly translate into action. And ultimately, there needs to be an end to the massive    ... more
Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians, said Oxfam today. Aid funding and resettlement places offered so far were often so low as to be    ... more

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Shame, victim-blaming and stigma are such common aspects of violence against women that many victims never go to the police.    ... more
Zahia Fandi, Sarah Fandi and Hanadi Al-Omari fled the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. They now live in a Palestinian camp in Tripolii (March 2015).
While some world powers have led by example when it comes to assisting Syrians, who are still being killed, displaced, and impoverished by the hundreds of thousands, most still fall far short according to Oxfam’s new fair share analysis, published today.    ... more
Photo: Gathering wood – the missing link between eating or going hungry in South Sudan’s Bor refugee camp. Credit: Kieran Doherty/ Oxfam, May 2014
In South Sudan, domestic violence is widespread and largely tolerated. In the all-too-common words of two young women from Warrap State: "we are often beaten. When we make a mistake, we are beaten – and there are so many mistakes."     ... more