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Date: Sep 2013

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Muhammed Abrahim in his destroyed field in Shikapur, Sindh Province, which he can no longer cultivate. Credit: Timothy Allen/Oxfam

Four years of floods have left Pakistan hungry – getting real about the human cost of climate change

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) release their report on the physical science behind climate change, John Magrath reminds us of the harsh reality of regional...

Bashing the poor is losing its appeal

For years, it has been axiomatic that the majority of the British public regarded benefit recipients as "skivers" who could get a job if they wanted. This perception seems to have survived...

Aminata Yero uses her hands to make mud channels for irrigation in Mauritania. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Intermon Oxfam

A hotter world is a hungrier world

The latest assessment of global climate change enters a new phase today as scientists and civil servants gather in Stockholm to discuss the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Anti-austerity protest in Barcelona, May 2011. Credit: Libby Bounds/Oxfam

In Europe, poverty and inequality are political choices

As we launch our new paper on the impact of austerity in Europe, guest blogger Claire Champeix from the European Anti-Poverty Network, says the EU needs to stop breaking its promises to...

Lorna, a working mother who lives in Tower Hamlets, not far from Canary Wharf, the prosperous heart of the UK's banking industry. Credit: Lydia Goldblatt

Austerity in Europe: why repeat history's mistakes?

Today, we launch a new paper that uses the lessons from Africa, Latin America and South East Asia to warn against aggressive austerity programmes in Europe. Krisnah Poinasamy, one of the authors...

Infographic showing that currently less than 1% of the Afghan police force is female the target is for this to be 10% by 2024.

Afghan women police need to be doing more than just making tea

As Oxfam publishes a major report on Afghan women in the police, Liz Cameron highlights that it's more than a numbers game. ...

Closing down Credit: Jimmy Mac

Growth you say? When GDP just ain’t enough...

Forget the so-called 'green shoots', Katherine Trebeck argues that the growth being reported by some, is not the kind to be celebrated.  ...

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How do the rich get richer? Tax rates and the top 1 percent

In the week before we launch our new paper on austerity, Ricardo Fuentes Nieva reveals that the richest in the US and the UK have paid a lower marginal tax rate over the last three decades and that...

Hanging out laundry at the Al Waha Commercial Centre, an abandoned shopping centre in Dede Al Koura near the city of Tripoli. Sam Tarling/ Oxfam

“Our womanhood has disappeared...” Changing gender roles among Syrian refugees

Over one million people have fled to Lebanon in the hope of escaping the violence in Syria. It is now widely acknowledged that war affects men and women differently as a result of conflict compounding...