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More than $2.2bn worth of arms and ammunition have been imported since 2000 to countries operating under arms embargoes, according to new figures released today by international humanitarian agency Oxfam.
When asked how to fix our broken food system, Canadians agreed that we need to consider the role of equity, power, sustainability and health, according to the conversations hosted by Oxfam Canada this spring.
Seven leading aid agencies call on donors to act now to prevent humanitarian disaster. According to a recent field study conducted in communities in western and eastern Niger, between 70 and 90 per cent of people estimate their food stocks will run out before the next harvest, creating an imminent ‘hunger gap’. A full 100 percent of families surveyed say they have already reduced the amount of food consumed each day because they do not have enough to eat.
More than half of the world's population is made up of women, yet women are often still in positions of reduced power and their work inside and outside the home goes unrecognised. Oxfam International is investing time and resources in addressing this situation and in analysing good practice.
Oxfam Canada has worked to support Mozambican civil society organizations with their development efforts since the 1970ʼs. In 2005, the Canadian International Development Agency agreed to finance Oxfam Canada and partners to implement the Sustainable Livelihoods and Agriculture Program in Mozambique.
A new Oxfam report says that human deprivation and environmental degradation must be tackled together because humanity’s two major operating boundaries – “social boundaries” like hunger, inequality and ill-health and the “planetary or environmental boundaries” like climate change and biodiversity loss - are inextricably linked.
A new Oxfam report states that great strides have been made in delivery of international humanitarian assistance, but the future requires a shift of resources to ensure local governments and civil society partners are equipped to prevent, prepare for and save lives during disasters
Strong economic growth since 1990 has failed to lift people out of poverty in almost every G20 country, according to a study by international agency Oxfam. Left behind by the G20? shows the importance of policies to address inequality if growth is to benefit those living in poverty.
Oxfam's briefing paper highlights the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods – sometimes violently – with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal. Many of the deals are in fact 'land grabs' where the rights and needs of the people living on the land are ignored, leaving them homeless and without land to grow enough food to eat and make a living.
As the international community mobilizes in response to global climatic changes, climate funds must ensure the equitable and effective allocation of funds for the world’s most vulnerable populations.