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It takes a village to end poverty and empower leaders

Mar 21, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Can poverty be eradicated in our lifetimes? Oxfam believes it s possible by empowering communities to be advocates of change

JUST WORLD. Oxfam’s presence in the Philippines spans nearly three decades. Image courtesy of Oxfam.

How privilege, power in the economy drive extreme inequality in Asia

Jan 22, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth However this wealth and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises are not being equally shared

INEQUALITY. While the recent boom brings greater prosperity to some people in Asia, an even larger number find themselves struggling under their circumstances

#COP21: Climate pact puts fossil fuels on 'wrong side' of history

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:16 PM

The fossil fuel era must end and soon environmental groups and activists

'Powerful' El Niño to cause hunger among world's poorest people – report

Oct 01, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The most powerful since 1997 El Niño threatens to push at least 10 million people to the hunger and poverty trap

How ASEAN can help poor farmers survive storms

May 26, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Sustainable agriculture practices include crop diversification composting responsible water management and rehabilitation of degraded soils

Rice and ASEAN flag from Shutterstock

Disaster recovery starts with 'resilient governance'

Mar 12, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Western Visayas humanitarian groups form a network that introduces inclusive community based disaster risk reduction to more communities and advocates changes in disaster management policies

REBUILDING WITH LITTLE. Residents of Antique try to rebuild what's left of houses washed away by Typhoon Yolanda. They need honest-to-goodness construction materials. Photo by Anthony Mondragon

A fisherman's prayer

Nov 23, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Fisherfolk are the poorest of the Fililipino poor with a poverty incidence rate of 39 2 They’ve lived along the water always at risk of danger

LIVELIHOOD. Ka Jun stands at the dock, where fisher folks' boats stationed. Photo from Oxfam

Farmers, fishermen still struggling 9 months after Yolanda

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:46 PM

People create their own destiny some say but those who were born in extreme poverty have few opportunities to change the course of their lives

An ex-bakwit’s wish

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:30 AM

If the BBL would not be finished we worry that we will be displaced again I am sure that this time it will be more painful says Hajuier Antuan echoing the sentiment of thousands of former ILPs

After Yolanda: Moving in the right direction?

Apr 30, 2014 - 7:06 PM

My worry is that this will not only deny people’s rights to basic information but that it could also lead to failed relocations because communities have not been consulted

WHERE TO GO? Lionel Advincula, Yolanda survivor and father of 9, is wondering what his next move will be. Photo from Oxfam