Date: Mar 2013

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Candelit vigil for Syria

You can often find an interesting lunchtime talk to go along to when you're working in Oxfam House. Today's talk was on the Syria Crisis.  One of the things that stood out for me was...

Let's dispel the myth of the 'benefits scrounger'

After George Osborne's budget announcement last week, now seems like a good time to dispel the myth of the 'benefits scrounger'. Here are David Eyre's thoughts on why it's about...

The final hurdle in our ten year fight for a strong Arms Trade Treaty

World leaders are currently in negotiations at the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference in New York. It's clear that much more needs to be done to make sure we have a strong treaty that stops unscrupulous...

Syria Crisis Appeal: Crossing the border

This week, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.  The DEC is made up of 14 charities, including Oxfam, and it makes the decision to pool the fundraising efforts...

The UK budget is just days away. How much will get spent on aid?

On Wednesday, George Osborne will deliver this year's budget. In these difficult economic times, many people think that too much money goes towards helping people overseas.  But how much...

Happy Red Nose Day!

Oxfam staff and volunteers are joining the rest of the UK today by donning their red noses to raise money for Comic Relief.  ...

Taking over Twitter from Zaatari Refugee Camp

On 1 February, 25-year-old Hasan Hariri took over Oxfam's Twitter page to give us an insight into a day in the life of a Syrian refugee living in Zaatari camp in Jordan.  On Thursday, there...

Senegal Shwop trip - see the sorts of projects supported by Shwopping

This week, Fee Gilfeather, Head of Marketing for Oxfam's Trading Division has gone to Senegal with Marks & Spencer and Shwopping ambassador Joanna Lumley to see the sort of projects...

The Women Leaders

Women making change in Nepal

In January, Dow Punpiputt met some of the women leaders who took part in the Raising Her Voice project in Nepal.  Here she gives a personal response to the impact of meeting with these inspirational...

A woman on a mission to help Syrian refugees

In Jordan's Zaatari camp, home to 146,000 Syrian refugees, Oxfam's female engineer, Farah Al-Basha, is a woman on a mission. She is working amid a sea of male construction and site workers...

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