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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...

Four generations of women Cuban farmers

Amazing… Miraculous… Unexpected … There is no shortage of adjectives to describe the events of Wednesday, December 17 and what they have meant to Cuba. That day marked the restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States. The Uruguayan President...

Syrian refugee, Raneem

Thousands of Syrian refugees battle a winter storm with limited means:  As the icy driving rain leaked into their flimsy tent and the blustering wind rocked their makeshift home in Chekka northern Lebanon, wide-eyed Raneem, 6, huddled against her mother, unable to sleep. A major storm is...

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