- April 25, 2015
On April 25th at 11:47am local time, an estimated 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, near the capital, Kathmandu. Oxfam's team in Nepal is assessing humanitarian need following the devastating earthquake. In addition, a team of technical experts are on the ground with supplies to provide 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 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.
- March 19, 2015
One of the most pervasive forms of inequality, in Canada and internationally, is gender inequality. In Canada, women still earn 20% less than their male peers. Globally, that it will take another 75 years to achieve equal pay for equal work. The destructive trend of growing inequality is not inevitable. It is entirely optional, the reflection of policy choices. The CCPA budget released today shows a path forward where inequality of all kinds would be substantively reduced.
- March 17, 2015
Oxfam is on the ground in Vanuatu, assessing the damage and providing life-saving assistance. The first emergency was Cyclone Pam, disease could be the second emergency without clean water, sanitation and hygiene provision.