Gladys is a fish seller in Accra, Ghana. Photo Credit : Ernest Ankomah/ Oxfam
While the wealthiest people and companies continue to thrive, recent crises have caused huge setbacks in the fight against poverty and hunger, cuts to jobs and wages, and a fiscal squeeze that threatens the lives and livelihoods of the world’s poorest people. For the first time in 25 years, extreme...
Village of Balgouma - district of Kaya - Burkina Faso. Women wait with their jerry cans to fetch water. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
In Burkina Faso, acquiring a reliable supply of drinking water is something that is becoming a challenge. Fleeing the North – currently suffering from a conflict which began 4 years ago – one million of Burkina Faso's inhabitants are now living as displaced people. The movement of people is...
A young mother holds her child at the Pissila displacement camp, Sanmatenga province, Burkina Faso. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
In the north and the east of Burkina Faso, over the past year armed groups have devastated villages, leaving many women to face a new destiny.