Good morning Sindhulpalchok! Connecting Nepal’s disaster affected communities with radio

Oxfam Disasters, Humanitarian

Following the two devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and May 2015, Oxfam quickly responded, ensuring safe and equal access to water and sanitation facilities, and provision of basic needs such as food, cash and hygiene materials. However, it soon became apparent that there was more we could do to help connect communities with information as Simone Carter, Oxfam …

Displacement in eastern DRC: a never ending story

Oxfam Conflict, Emergencies, Humanitarian

The number of refugees around the world is increasingly making headlines, but what of the plight of the 38 million displaced people who have fled to another part of their own country? Jose Barahona, Oxfam’s Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), describes the suffering of displaced communities Oxfam works with in eastern DRC where conflict has been …

Women, peace and security in the Middle East and North Africa

Julie Diallo Gender, Inequality

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face many difficulties and inequalities in their daily lives, and conflict in the region only exacerbates the situation. Julie Diallo and Sariah Ghazzaoui introduce the first in a series of new webinars on gender justice hosted by Oxfam’s Regional Gender Justice Programme, exploring peace and security for women. “(…) now, people …

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 …

Our stats struck a nerve, now let’s hit back against inequality

Deborah Hardoon Inequality

Oxfam’s latest inequality report and stats have prompted some lively debate in the run up to the World Economic Forum. Here Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, explains how we came up with the stats and why we’re confident about our findings. Oxfam made headlines this week with our stats on wealth inequality, particularly the finding that the 62 richest …

Fortunes for the fortunate – all 62 of them

Deborah Hardoon Inequality, Tax

The gap between the richest and the poorest in the world is growing at an alarming rate. In the run up to the World Economic Forum Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, introduces Oxfam’s latest inequality data and shares her personal reflections from two years of work on these shocking statistics. wo years ago, Oxfam made headlines when we crunched …

Fortunes for the fortunate: all 62 of them

Deborah Hardoon Economics, Inequality

The gap between the richest and the poorest in the world is growing at an alarming rate. In the run up to the World Economic Forum Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, introduces Oxfam’s latest inequality data and shares her personal reflections from two years of work on these shocking statistics. Two years ago, Oxfam made headlines when we crunched …

What we’ve learned about vulnerability assessments and how to do them

Daniel Morchain Climate Change

How can a development intervention achieve positive change for all, especially the poorest and most marginalised? Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment, using our new guide, would be a good start. Daniel Morchain, Global Adviser on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Agriculture, explains. We all experience our own reality based on our individuality, our social capital, the context we live in …

What we’ve learned about vulnerability assessments and how to do them

Daniel Morchain Climate Change, Food & livelihoods, Methodology

How can a development intervention achieve positive change for all, especially the poorest and most marginalised? Conducting a vulnerability risk assessment, using our new guide, would be a good start. Daniel Morchain, Global Adviser on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Agriculture, explains. We all experience our own reality based on our individuality, our social capital, the context we live in …