Publications & Reports
Changing weather patterns have dramatically affected crop production, leaving rural farmers unable to properly feed themselves and vulnerable to debt. Oxfam calls the situation 'deeply worrying.
Climate change is damaging people's lives today. Even if world
leaders agree the strictest possible curbs on greenhouse gas
(GHG) emissions, the prospects are very bleak for hundreds of
millions of people, most of them among the world's poorest. This
paper puts the dramatic stories of some of those people alongside the latest science on the impacts of climate change on humans.
Climate change, poverty and the environment in Malawi.
This report gathers people's observations of climate change in Malawi and what it means for their lives and livelihoods. They describe rising temperatures, longer drier seasons and more intense and concentrated rainfall. The report shows how climate change interacts with poverty and environmental pressures to create a spiral into vulnerability.
In 2006, Oxfam Canada decided to strengthen its longstanding commitment to women's rights and gender equality by making these issues the strategic focus for all of the organization's work.
To ensure we walked the talk on gender equality, we set about transforming not only our programming, but also our internal structures, culture and practices to be more inclusive and respectful of women and men in all their diversity.
Oxfam Canada recently checked in to see where we are in translating this organizational commitment to action.
Read the results.
On the April 28, 2009 meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide, Eve Ensler and Stephen Lewis addressed Canadian Members of Parliament on how Canada can help end the use of sexual violence in war.
Each year, on average, almost 250 million people are affected by natural' disasters. In a typical year between 1998 and 2007, 98 per cent of them suffered from climate-related
disasters such as droughts and floods rather than, for example, devastating but relatively rare events such as earthquakes. According to new research for this report, by 2015 this
could grow by more than 50 per cent to an average of over 375 million affected by climate-related disasters each year.
Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees will face a humanitarian emergency this year, unless urgent steps are taken to deal with a serious public health crisis unfolding in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, international agency Oxfam warned in a new report issued today.
The survey report, 'In Her Own Words: Iraqi women talk about their greatest concerns and challenges, is being released on International Women's Day to highlight the daily hardships women are facing as a result of years of conflict.
The realization of the right to health for millions of people in poor countries depends upon a massive increase in health services to achieve universal and equitable access. A growing number of international donors are promoting an expansion of private-sector
health-care delivery to fulfil this goal. The private sector can play a role in health care. But this paper shows there is an urgent need to reassess the arguments used in favour of scaling-up private-sector
provision in poor countries. The evidence shows that prioritizing this approach is extremely unlikely to deliver health for poor people. Governments and rich country donors must strengthen state capacities
to regulate and focus on the rapid expansion of free publicly provided health care, a proven way to save millions of lives worldwide.