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Climate-fuelled La Niña in East Africa will drive millions into hunger: Oxfam

Tags: Climate Change, Hunger

Over 50 million people are in need of immediate food assistance in the Horn East and Central Africa, with numbers expected to rise significantly as the region braces for harsh, climate fuelled…

Locusts swarm into northern Uganda as Oxfam looks toward a $5m humanitarian response across region

Tags: Climate Change, Emergency Response

Locust infestations have just hit two new districts in northern Uganda as they continue to plague Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, and threaten Sudan and South Sudan. There are also reports…

Humanitarians on the frontline of the Burundi refugee crisis in Tanzania

Tags: Refugees and Internal Displacement

World Humanitarian Day is held every year to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service around the world. Here, we profile some of Oxfam’s inspiring…

Three dark-skinned women stand together. The woman in the middle is wearing a blue head scarf and has her arms around the other two women. They are all outside during the daytime and all are smiling. The woman on the left is wearing a black Oxfam T-shirt and the woman on the right is wearing a green and white Oxfam lanyard. They are all Oxfam staff.

Let’s end period poverty. For good.

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response

How do you talk about your period? Sure, menstruation may not be a common topic amongst friends on a Friday night but when it does crop up — do you…

Canada and sustained leadership on global SRHR

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Canada’s support for women and girls to exercise their rights to bodily autonomy, make choices about their own reproductive health and be treated with dignity and respect is driving economic,…

Meet Gloria, one of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Superwomen

Tags: Women's Transformative Leadership

It can be particularly challenging as a young woman leading men in many African societies. As a native Tanzanian and Swahili speaker, Gloria is up to the task. “It’s important…

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Women who are Leading the Fight Against Hunger

Climate change, conflict and the failure of governments to tackle them have left more than 800 million people living with hunger around the world. When hunger strikes, women are more likely…

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Reflections from a humanitarian worker

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger, Water, Women's Transformative Leadership

Partners and community define our humanitarian work.  Her excitement was contagious. Renata Dia stood at the base of the brand new water tap. The solar-powered water system was only a…

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A Life Displaced is Still a Life with Hope and Dreams

Tags: Conflict and War, Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement

By Melanie Gallant, Oxfam Canada’s Media Relations Officer Whether through civil war or other forms of conflict, natural disasters or climate related disasters such as drought, the global scale of…

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Projects that Oxfam’s supporters make possible: Tanzania

Tags: Hunger

I’m very lucky to work for Oxfam Canada. Sometimes I travel to remarkable places and meet extraordinary people who are making such a difference in their lives, in the lives…

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Aid delivered as cholera confirmed among Burundian refugees in Tanzania

Tags: Refugees and Internal Displacement, Water

Overcrowding and a lack of clean water and sanitation facilities have led to cholera among the estimated 40,000 Burundian refugees including in the Tanzanian border town of Kagunga. Already 20 cases…