Extreme inequality is one of the defining issues of our time. Today, just 62 individuals have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. That’s just 62 mega-rich individuals compared to 3.5 billion people.
2015 was a year of extremes. It was the hottest year on record for our earth. But 2015 also swept in a wave of extreme hope. You and I, along with millions of our sisters and brothers around the world, stood up and took real action on climate change.
Two years ago Oxfam released its first “Naughty or Nice” list. We outed the brands who refused to protect their workers rights and applauded the ones who did. Now, in 2015, what’s changed? Who still won’t sign the Accord? And how do you demand more for the people that make your clothes?
What have we accomplished in 2015? Watch our short year in review video and hear from Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia Dr Helen Szoke as she reflects on the success on some of our biggest moments and the challenges we still face.
Australian aid provides much needed relief in times of disaster and helps communities prepare for and reduce the impacts of these disasters before they strike. This is what makes our government’s ongoing cuts to the aid program so remarkable.
Papua New Guinea is experiencing its worst drought since the devastating 1997 crisis. This year’s drought and severe frosts — caused by a ‘super El Niño’ climate event — are making the situation much worse.
Niger has more malnourished children than almost anywhere in the world. But Nurse Alassane Amadu has seen big changes in his community since the arrival of clean water and hygiene.
The Paris agreement is a true landmark. It goes beyond what many thought possible only a month ago. It was a deal made possible by the determined efforts of people around the world. People like you, who stood up and demanded more.