"Without water, we are no more. This is the worst drought we ever experienced. Without water, we won't survive"

The water is retreating deeper and deeper [when wells are dug]. We live by water, our cattle live by water. Without water we are no more. If we can sustain our lives, it is because Oxfam gave us water. My greatest fear is if the trucks stop bringing water. What will happen to us?

Oxfam staff in Portoviejo camp where we are providing technical advice.

On April 18, 2016 a major earthquake struck Ecuador. The Ecuadorian government reported that at least 660 people were killed and more than 4,605 were injured in the quake. At least 22,500 people have left homeless. One month later, another 2 major quakes hit the country again.

On April 19th 2016, The Ontario Equal Pay Coalition marks Equal Pay Day - the day when a typical woman's earnings have caught up to what a man made last year.

Successful business woman and activist for gender equality. Photo: Asana Abugre.Christian Aid / Sarah Filbey.

Those shifting and hiding their wealth are failing to pay back into the ‘care economy’ – the people who produce and reproduce the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Grace Aloyo, with one of her five children, in Lamwo District, Uganda. The Panama Papers highlighted how just one company in Uganda used Mossack Fonseca services to try to avoid paying $400 million in tax.

The Panama Papers leak blew the lid on the murky world of industrial scale tax abuse. For over 40 years a single law firm, Mossack Fonseca, set up more than 200,000 shell companies for the rich and powerful, in places where their financial affairs could be cloaked in secrecy, out of reach from...


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