Date: Oct 2013

13 Articles

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Campaiging on tax as part of the IF coalition at the G8

The beginning of the end of tax secrecy?

With the weather now firmly autumnal, it might seem like a long time has passed since David Cameron and the other G8 leaders stood on the banks of Loch Erne and pledged to work on tax dodging. But in reality...

Be the Oxjam Band of 2013

The Oxjam festivities continue as this year we have expanded the nation's local music festival by launching the UKs largest digital charity music competition, Oxjam Band of the Year. Oxjam has...

Anetchka selling fruit at the roadside market

Creating plum jobs in Armenia

  Annemarie Papatheofilou has just returned from Armenia where she met a group of feisty women who, with Oxfam's support, are building a business from the ground up, and who won't...

Sprite and Coca-Cola in Cambodia

Blog Action Day: Do you have a flag? Land and human rights

In a brilliant sketch from his Dressed to Kill tour, Eddie Izzard satirises colonial land grabs. "We stole countries," he says, "that's how you start an empire." It turns...

Brazil: Sugar rush destroys indigenous communities’ way of life

Today, Blog Action Day, bloggers around the world are highlighting the issue of human rights. Land grabs are leaving some of the world's poorest people hungry and homeless and we want your favourite...

Somali campaigners outside Barclays HQ in London

Somali campaigners call for Barclays back-pedal

I was on my bike very early this morning to join a group of Somali campaigners who are calling on Barclays to keep open the cash lifeline to Somalia. ...

Meeting Grandma Goat

Amy Christian is in Lebanon meeting Syrian refugee families supported by Oxfam's response to the Syrian crisis. She meets a 90-year-old grandmother and her granddaughters, desperate to go home...

Mountains can't come together but people can

Oxfam's Amy Christian has been seeing for herself how your donations are helping to support people who have fled conflict in Syria. Here, she describes her experience of meeting two Syrian refugees,...

Behind the sugar rush - one farmer's story

In Sre Ambel District in Cambodia, 200 families are fighting for land they were violently evicted from to make way for a sugar plantation. The plantation supplies companies which manufacture and...

Help us win £50,000 to fund our fantastic work in the UK

Oxfam is known for its work in over 90 countries around the world, but did you know that we also work with some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK? ...

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