"I love my people and I do not want them to die"

Alima is an Oxfam community health worker in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Oxfam is providing hand-washing stands and training to community health workers who teach about the symptoms of Ebola, how to prevent it and what to do if a family member becomes infected.

Julia - On the Road to Justice

Despite passage of laws that recognize women’s rights, barriers to gender equality in Tanzania remain. After being severely beaten by her husband, Julia asked the Morogoro Paralegal Centre (MPLC), an Oxfam partner, for help.

Gap between rich and poor widening

In the past year everyone from Barack Obama to Pope Francis, IMF chief Christine Lagarde to UN head Ban Ki-Moon have highlighted the dangers caused by extreme inequality and how it holds back billions of people from reaching their full potential and getting out of poverty.

Ending Hunger, One Step at a Time

Changing seasons and extreme weather are leading to droughts, flash floods and landslides. Put simply, climate change is making people hungry.
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The gap between the rich and poor is spiralling out of control. It's time to end extreme inequality    ... more
In a battle against the clock, with less than two months left in the window to curb the spread of the virus ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, there is still a crippling shortfall in military staff to provide    ... more

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Oxfam presents new evidence that the gap between rich and poor is growing ever wider and is undermining poverty eradication. "Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality" delves into the causes of the inequality crisis and looks at the concrete solutions that can    ... more
In South Sudan, over 7 million people are at risk of food insecurity and over 4 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Please help us provide urgently needed food, water and sanitation now and prevent this crisis turning into a catastrophe.    ... more
The health and sanitation programme of Oxfam in Liberia is part of wider measures that could curb the spread of the Ebola virus. We need all measures to combat the disease now, more than ever – because the stakes are too high.    ... more