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Ipaishe, Zimbabwe

Ipaishe is part of an irrigation project, trying to adapt and continue to grow crops despite the decreasing rainfall. They use their experience to campaign for climate change adaptation. Ipaishe says: "Over the last 10 years the climate has changed. If the rains are too little, it affects our...

Langgin, Philippines

Langgin attended school, until unexpected extremes in weather meant her family’s harvest failed story,  and her parents didn’t make enough money for her to continue her studies. Despite this setback, she is using her energy to support her community in the fight against climate change. Langgin...

Ann with hygiene promotion team

Ann Witteveen, Oxfam Canada’s Humanitarian Manager, was in Gambella to monitor Oxfam’s humanitarian response for two weeks in mid-January 2015. Read Ann's blog on South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia.

Hygiene Promotion In Schools, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Photo: Eleanor Farmer

Oxfam knows from experience that humanitarian crises affect people differently depending on their gender. Read Ann Witteveen's blog on how the Ebola crisis impacts men and women differently.

80 richest people have same wealth as 3.5 billion poorest people

Making tax fair is one of the issues most in need of global action if we’re to tackle the problem of inequality.  Oxfam is calling for an unprecedented event, a World Tax Summit, where all countries come together to make tax fair and help close the gap between rich and poor. Read...

Slum next to luxury apartments. São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Tuca Vieira

Extreme economic inequality is out of control and getting worse. From Ghana to Germany, South Africa to Spain, the gap between rich and poor is rapidly increasing. At the World Economic Forum last year, Oxfam released a statistic which made headlines: Just 85 rich individuals held more wealth...

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