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Bushra al-Fusail called on women to ride their bikes through the war torn capital to protest against the ongoing conflict. Photo by: Bushra al-Fusail

Amidst bombings and shortages in fuel, food and vital supplies, a group of Yemeni women came together for an unconventional demonstration against the war... and the lack of women’s rights.

South African Tax Advocates

Today is World Public Service Day, and next week, our government will also be removing the GST from tampons across Canada. In one case, we’re getting rid of a bad tax, which was sex-based and discriminatory. In the other, we’re celebrating the positive impact that our tax dollars can make. 

To date, 1.2 million Syrians are living in Lebanon. Almost 4 million have fled Syria, while 7.6 million are displaced inside the country. Countless lives suspended in a timeless await.

An elderly woman is being assisted by a volunteer to pass through the cordoned off site in Patan Durbar Square, UNESCO World Geritage Site.

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million people without homes.

Elsa (13) stands beside her grandmother Dhankumari.

As we see the poignant images coming out of Nepal’s catastrophic earthquake, it’s important to remember those who often remain invisible in such disasters. Historically, women and children are the most marginalized survivors, as their needs become subordinate to what are deemed more pressing...

Oxfam Team works to erect an 11,000-litre water tank at the Tundikhel camp for displaced people in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Despite many challenges, Oxfam is doing everything we can to reach people in need as quickly as possible. With your support, we aim to reach at least 350,000 people affected by the earthquake.

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