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1 in 5 water boreholes we dig now is dry, unfit for humans to drink : OXFAM

Climate Change

Climate-induced water insecurity poses one of the biggest threats to humanity and will lead to more hunger, disease and displacement Oxfam water engineers are having to drill deeper, more expensive…

Joint Statement in solidarity with Indigenous families mourning the murder of four Indigenous women

Advocacy in Canada

As we observe the 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the announcement of charges in the murder…

Carbon emissions of richest one per cent set to be 30 times the 1.5°C limit in 2030

Climate Change

Footprints of poorest 50 percent set to remain well below this limit The carbon footprints of the richest one per cent of people on Earth is set to be 30…

Two-thirds of epidemiologists warn mutations could render current COVID vaccines ineffective in a year or less

Emergency Response

New survey from People’s Vaccine Alliance shows urgency of vaccinating all countries Epidemiologists, from some of the world’s leading academic institutions, delivered a stark warning today of the risk the…

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

  • 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…

An Ombudsperson without powers of investigation is no solution

Advocacy in Canada

Today, the Government of Canada appointed the first Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, Ms. Sheri Meyerhoffer. Oxfam Canada has been advocating for the creation of such a position for several…

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

  • 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.

Part of the inequality problem

"The impact of economic inequality on other inequalities, particularly between men and women, is profound. If the status quo were to continue unabated, it would take 75 years before the…


A last push for an effective global arms trade treaty

  • Advocacy in Canada
  • Conflict and War

Next week the world’s diplomats convene in New York to hammer out the final details on a global treaty to keep weapons and ammunition out of the hands of criminals,…