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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.

Today, at midday local time, an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, near the capital, Katmandu.

Kathmandu was ever a disaster-in-waiting. The densely populated capital of one of the world’s poorest countries clings to the slopes of the seismically unstable Himalayas. The city was near-levelled and 8,500 killed in its last great earthquake 81 years before. It had history. On Saturday the...

Teresa Fuentes, Farmer in Cuba.

“We feel like leaders”, “I am no longer the same”, “We are together now”, “we know we can do it” – these are the voices of women leading the urban and suburban agricultural movement across Latin America and the Caribbean.

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen. Photo credit Abo Haitham.

For a long time there has been severe humanitarian crisis in the country, now there could be a humanitarian catastrophe unless a permanent ceasefire is agreed and humanitarian access is granted.

Three years ago, I was introduced to Oxfam, when invited to participate in Oxfam Canada's National CHANGE Summit. An event which brings together dynamic, like-minded young people from across the country, determined to create change.

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