Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.
The Office of the Compliance Adviser/Ombudsman
(CAO) handles complaints from communities affected by investments made by the World Bank's private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It has confirmed...
Inequality has increased in 14 of 18 G20 countries since 1990 as economic growth has too often failed to benefit poor people, according to new figures in a report published by Oxfam today as G20 finance ministers meet in Mexico.
Too many governments and policy makers have put economic growth first and the interests of poor people second, allowing their incomes to fall further behind those at the top and leaving them to...
Lessons learnt can help prevent future
disasters and save lives
Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra pounds were spent because the international community failed to take decisive action on early
warnings of a hunger crisis in East Africa, according to a new report by the international aid agencies Oxfam and Save the Children.
The report, A Dangerous Delay, says a culture of risk aversion caused...
In a report released today, international agency Oxfam said that two years on from the earthquake, reconstruction of the country has proceeded
"at a snail's pace" leaving more than half a million Haitians still homeless. It urged the Haitian Government and countries that have pledged money for rebuilding to accelerate reconstruction of the country.
In the report, Haiti: The Slow Road to
Six months since South Sudan's independence, the world's newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and
massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam said today.
Tens of thousands of people have fled violence in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan across the border in Sudan, and an estimated 60,000 people
have also reportedly been affected by last week's fighting in the South Sudan state...