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Date: Nov 2012

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Pic of the week

Photo: Ruby Wright Liberia: Chayee burns dead vegetation while he clears a field - as preparation for sowing rice. Before Oxfam worked here, many people farmed on dry land...

Three facts and three photos about extreme weather in 2012

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it...

Climate change and the other 'fiscal cliff'

If you tuned into coverage of the US election earlier this month, you'll almost certainly have heard talk about an impending 'fiscal cliff' - a term to describe the need for new legislation...

Video: Ending violence against women in Lebanon

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. ...

Getting our Gaza message out in the heat of the moment

Some days our creative team gets a week or two to develop a great idea into a thing of beauty. And some days, they get an hour to work up critical creative with the power to change lives. Yesterday...

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Pic of the week: Buckets galore

Refugees in Jamam camp, South Sudan, queue up for (our award winning!) buckets and soap as part of Oxfam's public health campaign to reduce the spread of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea...

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One week left to vote for Oxfam!

Quick! There's only a week left to do this... We need your help to win an award: the Sitecore People's Choice Award. All the hard work we put in to building our new website earlier...

Why we're calling for a land freeze

Last month Oxfam launched a campaign calling on the World Bank to freeze their large land acquisitions for 6 months. Oxfam felt compelled to act because of the irresponsible global scramble by banks...

Bonnie Wright Senegal

Expelliarmus Poverty

At the end of the international year of co-operatives, I went to the Manchester GMEX on Thursday 1st November to hear the 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation from Bonnie Wright, Harry Potter actress...

The extent of land grabbing

Last month Oxfam launched our land grabs action, targeting the World Bank. So far they're not shifting their policy and agreeing to freeze their large land deals, so over the next few weeks we're...

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