Dear Family: Refugees in Greece write to their loved ones

james General, Humanitarian, Refugees and IDPs

Forced migration separates families. It wrenches children from their parents and grandparents, separates siblings, forces partners to live apart, and destroys extended family networks. During the past months Oxfam has interviewed people that have been stranded in Greece and asked them to share their experiences during their perilous journeys to Europe and the separation from their families. The right to …

A letter to Sainsbury’s

james Food & livelihoods, General, Private sector

This is a joint agency letter sent to Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe following the announcement of the “Fairly Traded” tea pilot and the creation of the new Sainsbury’s Sustainability Standards.  Dear Mike, Following the announcement of Sainsbury’s “Fairly Traded” tea pilot and the creation of the new Sainsbury’s Sustainability Standards, we are writing to express a number of serious concerns. Although …

How humanitarian effectiveness reviews impact our WASH programming

james Methodology, Research, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

How Oxfam is using monitoring and evaluation to improve programming on water, sanitation and hygiene in Zimbabwe and beyond. By Katie Whitehouse (Global Urban WASH & Markets Advisor, Oxfam) and Parvin Ngala (WASH & Markets Project Manager, Oxfam Zimbabwe). A key challenge for the sector is translating monitoring and evaluation activities into programme change in the future. The recent publication of WASH …

An Economy for the 99%

james Inequality

Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, introduces our new report ‘An Economy for the 99%’, revealing that just 8 billionaires own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people. In this extended version of her Vlog, she outlines how Oxfam compiled this shocking statistic, how the data was researched and explains why Oxfam studies wealth.

Big food is improving but a transformation is needed

james Food & livelihoods, Food security

OPINION:  With the release of the latest Behind the Brands report, Erinch Sahan takes us through how the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies have progressed on their social and environmental policies and practices, whilst outlining the challenges ahead.  The captains of the food industry have come a long way over the last few years. The “Big 10”, the world’s 10 …

What is a human worth? Bold commitments from business needed

james Economics, Inequality, Private sector

Business has a key role to play in tackling inequality, but the evidence suggests this isn’t happening. Erinch Sahan, Global Adviser on Business and Markets, proposes corporate targets that would ensure workers get a fairer proportion of profits. Extreme inequality is rising and business is key to tackling it. We need companies that are geared to channel much more of …