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E.g., 09/28/2021
E.g., 09/28/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened inequality among vulnerable communities in Asia. Workers in the informal economy, such as factory workers, home-based workers, sex workers, street vendors, transport workers, - many of whom are women - are experiencing job losses...

US, UK and EU blocking proposals at WTO to help poorer countries get vaccines more quickly

One year on from the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the People’s Vaccine Alliance is warning...

Responding to the unfolding political crisis in Myanmar, Oxfam International’s Executive Director Gabriela Bucher said:

“Oxfam is deeply concerned about the impacts of the military coup on the people of Myanmar. We see basic rights already coming under intense pressure and are concerned...

The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world’s poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, reveals a new Oxfam report today. ‘The Inequality Virus’ is...

Journalism for an Equitable Asia awards 2019-20

Women journalists led the way at the recently concluded Journalism for an Equitable Asia awards 2019-20. Nine out of the top 10 awardees were women journalists.

The Award co-convened by Oxfam in Asia and...

Southeast Asian leaders must do everything they can to protect refugees and prevent a repeat of this year’s “boat crisis” when some 200 refugees lost their lives at sea, 16 humanitarian agencies said today ahead of the 37th ASEAN Summit (12-15 November). With the monsoon period ending and a...

Carbon Inequality Infographic

The richest one percent of the world’s population are responsible for twice as much carbon emission as the 3.1 billion people between 1990-2015. 

Across Asia, emissions have nearly doubled. Most of the added carbon is used up by the richest ten percent leaving the...

Timo Leste - Women in Agriculture

COVID-19 has hit hard the incomes of informal workers and women in the agriculture sector in Timor-Leste. Daily wage workers’ income dropped by 65%, and 98% of women in agriculture earned less than US $ 50 per month - 32% worse than pre-State of Emergency figures -...

12,000 people per day could die from Covid-19 linked hunger by end of year, potentially more than the disease, warns Oxfam.
As many as 12,000 people could die per day by the end of the year as a result of hunger linked to COVID-19, potentially more than could die from the disease.
COVID-19 Deepens Hunger and Poverty Globally, Impacts on Food Security in Timor-Leste
A global hunger pandemic is emerging as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. In Timor-Leste, many families are already reporting dwindling income sources and lower food supplies. Targeted support for agriculture is required to avoid a hunger crisis.
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