In a world where there is enough food for everyone it is wrong that in Chad a mother has to dig up an anthill to look for grain so that she can cook a meal for her children.
It is wrong that one in seven people globally go to bed hungry; and it is wrong that 19 million people in the Sahel region of west and central Africa don't know where their next decent meal is coming from.
Governments are meeting in Brussels today to discuss...
On Monday 18 June a high level meeting on the Sahel food crisis is being held in Brussels. This is a crucial opportunity for governments to show they are giving their fair share towards the food crisis and investing more in long term solutions to break the hunger cycle in the region.
Last week we kicked off our latest "See for yourself" recruitment:
Oxfam @oxfamgb Do your friends, family & colleagues want to see how £3 per month can change lives? Ask them to click here: http://bit.ly/MbKRSp Pls RT!
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Alyrene got the message:
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Green Party leader Caroline Lucas recently joined Oxfam staff and volunteers in Brighton to champion charity shopping and donating to Oxfam. In the run-up of Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable development, she emphasised the importance of working together for a better future for everyone.
She said: "The money that you are raising by passing over your clothes to a charity shop makes a massive difference in terms of enabling...
Times are tough. The economy's back in recession. It's an age of austerity. So far, so familiar.
But Oxfam's new report on UK poverty tells us two important things that we hope will shift a few perceptions. First, people in poverty are being hit hardest. Indeed, the number of things hitting at the same time are why we're describing it as a 'perfect storm'.
Second - and no less important - is that this is...
Beckett first edition to raise charity cash
Thanks to Rebecca (@IRC_Rebecca) for pointing this one out to us via Twitter:
Book donated to @OxfamGB turns out to be rare Beckett masterpiece
The Irish Independent tells the story:
"A rare first edition copy of Samuel Beckett's novel 'Murphy' is expected to fetch thousands of euros at a charity auction later this month after...
I love what happened over the weekend. Not only because of the positive impact it will have on those affected by the crisis in the Sahel, but also because it enables everyone who took action to see what a profound difference campaigning can make. As well as providing us with a great example with which to rebut those oft-made claims that there's no point in signing a petition or writing a letter.
Last week thousands of people across...
Your comments kicked off in style this week when notorious tweeter Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax visited an Oxfam bookshop and Stephen tweeted a request for more books:
Sophie Bowell @stephenfry & @Rubywax host Jubilee tea party to launch @oxfamgb's biggest ever call for book donations #oxfambookdrive http://yfrog.com/g0p8owkvj
Stephen Fry Oxfam need your books! Donate your books to @oxfamgb today & help change...
Oxfam has just launched an urgent campaign action in response to the Sahel crisis. We only do this occasionally when there is a situation where peoples' lives are at risk and where there is an opportunity for us in the UK to influence how our government responds. This time the action is closer to home for me than usual.
I spent two years living and working in The Gambia, West Africa. I also travelled through Senegal, Mali and...
Mum bloggers from across South England have been writing about Oxfam's Birth Rights campaign, helping us step by step to ensure women in Ghana receive better maternal health care. Click on the links to their blogs below to see the fantastic work they have been doing.