If the Arms Trade Treaty is to save lives, the draft text must be radically changed.
Canada's contribution to reducing poverty in developing countries will be undermined by the proposed merger of the Canadian International Development Agency and Foreign Affairs department, Oxfam Canada said Thursday.
A million refugees have fled the conflict in Syria into neighboring countries. Traumatized and homeless families are in desperate need of shelter, food, water and medical care. Oxfam is scaling up its response in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan and identifying partners to work with in Syria.
Thanks to emergency fund donors, Oxfam Canada is contributing to relief in the region of Mozambique most severely damaged by recent floods. The support will go to Oxfam programs designed to help farmers plant crops and to minimize the risk of cholera and other water born diseases in the Gaza province.
The world is very close to concluding a legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty with teeth, one that could save thousands of lives and livelihoods. In this article reprinted from Embassy News, Oxfam Canada and others leading the Control Arms campaign in Canada explain what the Canadian government can do.
Oxfam Canada urges the Canadian government to ensure the global Arms Trade Treaty is a robust agreement that covers ammunition and closes loopholes to save innocent lives. New Oxfam report explains how gaps in the draft treaty should be closed.
Oxfam Canada and the Native Women’s Association of Canada are calling on Canadians to take action to help build a safe and just world, where women and girls have power over every aspect of their lives and need not fear violence because they are female.
An Oxfam investigation into four countries where Mars, Mondelez and Nestlé purchase cocoa has shown that many women farmers face discrimination, unequal pay and hunger, leaving the companies’ social policies exposed as weak and needing work.
Delegates from over 190 governments meeting at the UN-led Commission on the Status of Women this week in New York have the chance to take a critical step against the global scourge of violence against women.
Syria’s humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control, leaving relief agencies overstretched and struggling to cope with a massive surge in refugee numbers and with promised funds still yet to arrive on the ground, warns international aid agency Oxfam.
New Oxfam campaign ranks social policies of food and beverage companies.