Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. That’s wrong. We all have the right to clean water.

Politics of Poverty blog

”Water won out over gold” in El Salvador

For over a decade, Oxfam America supported Salvadoran civil society organizations by monitoring mining-related activities and has worked to raise awareness of the OceanaGold case with members of the US Congress, who have expressed concerns about mining’s potential impacts in the country. Last week, the country made a historic decision.

Politics of Poverty blog

Trump’s pick to lead the EPA is a threat to poor and vulnerable communities

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should be someone who uses robust science to uphold and enforce environmental safeguards on behalf of all Americans. President-elect Trump’s nominee for the position has made a career of doing the exact opposite.

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How we can help Syrians displaced by war right now

This week, the Syrian government and their allied armed forced took full control of Aleppo, a major turning point in the conflict. This came after tens of thousands of people were evacuated from East Aleppo.

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