With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, Oxfam is warning that warmer weather will increase health-related risks for Syrian refugees.
Oxfam Canada welcomes the decision by Loblaw Companies, owner of the Joe Fresh brand, and 30 other garment manufacturers and retailers to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to help protect workers from further disasters. Oxfam urges other companies from Canada, the U.S. and around the world to join those who signed onto the accord.
The Humanitarian Coalition and its five member agencies (CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada) are launching a national joint appeal to raise funds to assist the 6.8 million Syrian civilians affected by the ongoing conflict in their country.
A new coalition of tea companies, non-governmental organisations and certification organisations said today that systemic problems are locking-in low wages for tea workers.
With nearly 7 million people in need of humanitarian help inside Syria, Oxfam is calling on the United Nations Security Council to use its influence on the Syrian Government and opposition groups to help improve access for humanitarian aid delivery.
The Savar tragedy is a reminder of the hidden cost of cheap clothes. Vulnerable workers pay the price by risking their lives working in unsafe buildings, for long hours, often in terrible conditions, for terrible wages. This need not be the case.
The biggest chocolate maker in the world, Mondelēz International, has agreed to take steps to address inequality facing women in their cocoa supply chains following pressure from consumers as part of the international aid agency Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign.
The injustice of land grabs is highlighted in a pioneering new crowdsourced film featuring thousands of Coldplay fans, Oxfam activists and others.
The 2012 humanitarian response to the food crisis in the Sahel was bigger and better than previous crises, but millions of people still missed out on vital assistance, and remain vulnerable today, Oxfam says in a new report, Learning the Lessons.
A new report released by Oxfam finds the promises of development benefits from corporate land-based investments are not materialising. Instead unequal power relations, including widespread gender discrimination, have resulted in many rural women loosing access to land and being pushed into greater poverty due to such investments.
Following an overwhelming vote at the United Nations, Oxfam called on the Canadian government Tuesday to quickly sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty in Parliament.
The Control Arms Coalition says historic Arms Trade Treaty is still within reach but that the consensus process had delayed proceedings again when a handful of states used their veto power against the huge majority of states, who want to see the treaty pass.