Publications & Reports
Financing the skilled workers needed to deliver health and education services for all.
From the earliest reports of the terrible devastation
caused by the earthquake and tsunami on 26 December
2004, it was clear to humanitarian organizations like
Oxfam that we would be required to provide emergency
response and reconstruction on an unprecedented scale.
Aceh, the northern-most province of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, suffered terribly in the tsunami of December 2004. The water washed over 800km of coastline, killing 169,000 people and leaving 600,000 homeless. In several areas, no buildings, roads, or trees were left standing.
The Kalashnikov assault rifle will remain the most widely-used weapon in conflict zones for at least the next 20 years because it is so poorly regulated, according to a new report by the Control Arms campaign released at the start of the UN world conference on small arms and light weapons in New York on June 26, 2006.
Across Canada and around the world, women are increasingly forced to take jobs that are unstable, unprotected and unable to support themselves or their families. On top of their family and community responsibilities, women are scrambling to make ends meet with short-term, part-time, casual and seasonal employment; piece work, home work, selling in the streets. Oxfam Canada members, volunteers and staff have studied this question, looking at the consequences and the root causes of Women and Precarious Work.