- April 13, 2016
Governments have been promising for decades to spend 0.7% of their national income to end poverty and fight inequality, but there is a clear lack of political will to meet this. Millions of people will remain in extreme poverty if this continues.
- April 11, 2016
World’s poorest - especially women, children and the most vulnerable - are hit hardest when individuals and companies don’t pay their fair share of taxes. The World Bank Group must stop turning a blind eye.
- March 30, 2016
Oxfam is calling for the states attending the Geneva conference to collectively commit to offer a safe haven through resettlement or other forms of humanitarian admission to at least 10 percent of the refugee population – the equivalent of 481,220 people – by the end of 2016.
- March 7, 2016
Making Women Count looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work, the undervaluing of work in predominantly female fields, and the unspoken social norms that see men offered higher wages and rates of promotion than women.
- March 2, 2016
Women’s organizations must be at the table to find a sustainable solution to this five-year conflict. Parties implementing the ceasefire, and the international community, must take this into account as they work to achieve peace.
- February 4, 2016
Money for aid, although vital, will not solve the crisis. Indications that Syria’s neighbors will allow refugees to work must rapidly translate into action. And ultimately, there needs to be an end to the massive violations in Syria. Governments meeting in London can’t rest on their laurels when the peace talks in Geneva are faltering and the violence continues unabated.
- February 1, 2016
While some world powers have led by example when it comes to assisting Syrians, who are still being killed, displaced, and impoverished by the hundreds of thousands, most still fall far short according to Oxfam’s new fair share analysis, published today.
- January 29, 2016
The Ethiopian government estimates that 10.2 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year, at a cost of $1.4 billion. The El Niño weather system, on the back of 12 to 18 months of erratic or failed rains, has caused the worst drought in Ethiopia since the mid1980s.
- January 28, 2016
Yemen has been on a slow downward road to starvation for many months and the growing number of people going hungry shows its descent is gathering pace.
- January 20, 2016
Income inequality is not yet the staggering problem that it is elsewhere in the world, but it would be a terrible mistake to assume that everything’s just fine. The gap between rich and poor in our country has widened substantially over the last 35 years.