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Oxfam Canada launches new program to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights in Mozambique and Uganda

Tags: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Thanks to a contribution of $19.6 million from the Government of Canada and close to $1 million from Oxfam Canada’s generous supporters, more than 370,000 marginalized and vulnerable young women…

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…

Global refugee forum promotes refugee participation, but world leaders need to do more to deliver real change for refugees, says Oxfam

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

The Global Refugee Forum ended today with refugees making sure that their message to be fully included in all decisions about their futures was heard by world leaders. Oxfam welcomes…

71 million people displaced in 2018 due to conflict: 'We did not choose to become refugees'

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Conflict and War, Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls

After an alarming UN report saying a record-breaking 71 million people have been displaced by war in 2018, Susan Grace Duku, founder of Refugee Women and Youth Aid in Uganda,…

Eastern DRC: Tens of thousands forcibly displaced by surge in violence Humanitarian organizations call for urgent assistance

Tags: Conflict and War, Refugees and Internal Displacement

Urgent action is needed to help tens of thousands of people forced to flee their homes following armed attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 18 humanitarian organizations warned today.…

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,…

Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Statement: Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership Attn: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, M.P., Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau. M.P.,…

Basanti Bista, 36, and Prabita Bista, 22, play with Prabita's 11-month-old baby in Salyantar, Nepal.

Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In an era divided between hostility and progress towards realizing women’s rights – and all people’s inalienable rights – Canada can’t afford to back away from the sexual and reproductive…

Basanti Bista, 36, and Prabita Bista, 22, play with Prabita's 11-month-old baby in Salyantar, Nepal.

Rebuilding lives with beads and a megaphone

Tags: Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement

In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewellery-making group. Forced from their homes after three years of brutal civil war in South…

Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Still no real progress one year after landmark UN refugee pledge

The Declaration, first adopted last September, reaffirmed the responsibility of all nations to refugees, and laid out a two-year timeline for countries to develop and agree on a “global compact”…

Number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda tops one million in the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

In response to the announcement by the UNHCR that one million South Sudanese refugees are now in Uganda, Ranjan Pudyal, Oxfam South Sudan’s Country Director, said: As long as the…

South Sudan's young refugees in Uganda: a hope for peace

Tags: Conflict and War, Women's Transformative Leadership

by Noah Gottschalk, Oxfam America A lanky boy wearing torn shorts and ill-fitting black sandals adorned with pink plastic hearts emerged from a grass-thatched hut and walked towards me. In…

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