All year long, we reach out to you with news about some of the world’s poorest people and the challenges they confront, whether triggered by disaster or entrenched in the social injustices of day-to-day life. And all year long you respond with compassion for those people and support for the Oxfam programs that help them help themselves. Here are stories about how your generosity is making a difference in countless lives.
While natural resources can generate wealth, countries that depend on this wealth often suffer greater corruption, social unrest, and human rights violations. We believe people have a right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
Pollution affects women the most severely in mining communities
A hydropower dam on the Sesan River in northern Cambodia threatens indigenous communities
Indigenous communities in northern Cambodia can’t live without their forest lands, so Oxfam is helping protect them.
Concerned about the disappearing forest in northern Cambodia, women in a remote village set up and defend a Community Protected Area.
Communities struggle to protect their land and forest, one small piece at a time