Amir Nasser, 12, Jamam refugee camp. Two small makeshift schools are now open in Jamam, but these cannot accommodate all the children in the camp. Conflict and displacement severely interrupts the education of children (Credit: John Ferguson)

Even it up - why we are calling for an end to extreme inequality

Today Oxfam launches Even It Up around the world, a new campaign calling for world leaders to make closing the gap between the richest and the rest a priority. Here, Emma Seery introduces the Even...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Ebola: Penny Lawrence in Freetown

Penny Lawrence, Deputy Chief Executive, blogs from Freetown where she is supporting Oxfam's response to Ebola. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor - training in Freetown

Holly Taylor is in Sierra Leone with Oxfam as part of the Ebola task force. ...

What do we think about care?

A full time job with no pay - would you agree to that?

The recently launched infographics on unpaid care work illustrate the demands, impact and unequal share of responsibility across Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Nicaragua South...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor - first day in Sierra Leone

Holly Taylor is in Sierra Leone with Oxfam as part of the Ebola task force. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor in Sierra Leone

My name is Holly Taylor, and I have been working at Oxfam as a campaigns assistant for a year and a half. Last month I flew to Senegal to assist the Ebola response team and tomorrow I go one step...

Kanchan Begum, a chilli producer in Bangladesh, sorting chilli on a tarpaulin. "Now, my chilli is dust free and high rated in market” (Credit: Golam Fazle Rabbani/Oxfam)

Bangladeshi women speak up about care and cooking

In the second part of a series on unpaid care work, Golam Fazle Rabbani, describes how assessing working hours led to better stoves and improved gender equality in one of the poorest regions of Bangladesh. ...

Images from the Women's Economic Leadership infographics.

Beyond a ‘glass wall’ – women address invisible barriers to economic empowerment

Women's heavy and unequal share of care work often goes unspoken and unrecognised creating an invisible barrier for women's empowerment. Here, Thalia Kidder introduces a series...

Open pit mining at Jaenschwalde, Germany. Photo: Christian Mang/Greenpeace

Why tackling global poverty means we must break our fossil fuel addiction

Climate change is already making people hungry. As we launch our new briefing paper calling for tougher action on fossil fuels, our campaigns director Ben Phillips explains why we need to break our...

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