- April 26, 2015
On April 25th, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Katmandu, Nepal leading to massive loss of life & destruction of entire communities. Oxfam is on the ground assessing humanitarian needs & technical experts are already providing clean water, sanitation and emergency food supplies.
- April 21, 2015
Budgets are about choices. And this Budget is built for those who already have plenty of choices. For Oxfam, the right choices are about investing in women’s rights and reducing inequality at home and abroad.
- April 19, 2015
Yesterday's events demonstrate again that all Parties to this conflict are adding to an increasingly dire humanitarian situation on the ground. All parties must now find a negotiated peace and allow for humanitarian access.
- April 17, 2015
Oxfam calls on the World not to forget the humanitarian plight of millions. As the conflict in Yemen enters its third week, Oxfam warns that the international community should push for an immediate ceasefire and allow aid into the country.
- April 9, 2015
Canada’s spending on aid is now at a record low. Canada continues to spend less than 2% of its aid budget on programs that are specifically designed to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, far below the OECD donor average.
- April 2, 2015
International Finance Corporation investment portfolio in financial intermediaries grows to $36 billion in four years – three times as much as World Bank global education lending – needs urgent reform
- March 31, 2015
Total aid pledged at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, is less than half the amount needed this year to help people in desperate humanitarian need.
- March 30, 2015
The number of people in need of assistance in Syria and surrounding countries increasing dramatically, while funding is not keeping up. Oxfam has calculated that nearly half of the world’s top donors didn’t give their fair share of aid to the Syria crisis in 2014, based on the size of their economies. On March 31, representatives from a number of governments will meet in Kuwait to determine their ongoing aid commitments.
- March 23, 2015
Given that this was an unprecedented crisis it is not surprising those involved in the aid effort learnt as they went along. At Oxfam we struggled in the early part of the crisis to try to balance the need to protect our staff and deliver what people needed, and we had to adapt our work rapidly to help make a difference.