In fragile states, war zones and in poor countries, the human and economic costs of COVID-19 threaten to kill millions and push billions more into poverty.
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The bushfires have shown us what climate change looks like. A reality millions are facing today all over the world. We reflect on the crisis and what we can do today.
New Blockchain technology has the potential to deliver emergency cash transfers in a faster, cheaper and more transparent fashion than ever before.
Thanks to you, we’re empowering families in PNG to earn an income through onion farming – which means that their kids can go to school, eat nutritious food, and build proper housing!
When earthquakes devastated Nepal in 2015, thousands of lives were lost. Without the generosity of Oxfam supporters, families like Til’s might still be homeless and drinking contaminated ground water.
Australia needs a generous and stable aid program that leaves no one behind, bolsters the capacity and responsibility of countries to provide for all their people, and helps to build resilience in an increasingly risky world.
Systems and safeguards are critical measures to prevent abuse and protect the rights of women and girls. But sexual misconduct, from Hollywood to Haiti, has revealed a much deeper issue: unfair distributions of power.
Seven years after the Syria crisis began, women, children and men continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights.
South Sudan’s brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands. It has also forced millions into poverty and is pushing people to their absolute limits. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.
In this edited extract from the book Practical Visionaries, Susan Blackburn explains how Oxfam’s predecessor, Community Aid Abroad (CAA), began working with Aboriginal communities in Australia more than 40 years ago.