Publications & Reports
Aid plays a role in saving millions of lives. Recently, a barrage of criticism has been unleashed on aid, with critics using individual examples of failed aid to argue that all aid is bad and should be reduced or phased out altogether. This is both incorrect and irresponsible. This report examines the evidence, and finds that whilst there is much room for improvement, good quality 21st century aid not only saves lives, but is indispensable in unlocking poor countries’ and people’s ability to work their own way out of poverty.
In most places in the world, getting pregnant can be a death sentence. It seems too terrible to be possible, but it's true. Pregnancy is the leading killer of women of reproductive age in developing countries. More than half a million women die every year in pregnancy and childbirth.
Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa's longest and deadliest wars, 10 aid agencies warn.
In a new report 'Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan released on the eve of the 5th anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement the agencies said a lethal cocktail of rising violence, chronic poverty and political tensions has left the peace deal on the brink of collapse.
New study on climate adaptation
Why should Canada help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change? How much will it cost? How should we pay for it? A new research report from Oxfam and the Pembina Institute provides the answers.
Technical briefing note to the Oxfam and Pembina Institute report, "The Case For Helping Poor Countries Adapt to Climate Change".
Having survived political turmoil, food insecurity and four hurricanes last year, the resilient people of Haiti could still be pushed over the brink if world leaders do not act at the UN climate talks next month, Oxfam warns today. In Haiti: A Gathering Storm, the international development agency highlights how drought and more intense and frequent hurricanes are risking the lives and livelihoods of people trying to make ends meet against the odds.
We indigenous peoples will continue to talk until we achieve real change. Our voice comes from way back. Our voice is the voice of the snow-capped mountains which are losing their white ponchos.'
Los 10 mandamientos para salvar el planeta, la humanidad y la vida.
International aid agency Oxfam today called for a radical shake-up in the way the world deals with food crises in Ethiopia and beyond. Although food aid can save lives, the agency said the dominance of this approach fails to offer long-term solutions to break these cyclical and chronic crises.
Oxfam G20 Media Briefing - Oxfam believes that with three steps, the G20 can generate US$280 billion of new financing for the world's poorest countries, at minimal cost to themselves; in fact they also stand to benefit significantly from taking these steps.