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Date: May 2013

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Love Syria and win tickets to Glastonbury

It's the hottest ticket of the summer, and as usual Glastonbury sold out ridiculously quickly this year. But there's one last chance for you to win a pair of tickets to the UK's biggest...

Syria Crisis: We are not alone

"So mummy are we beggars now?" is a question Sahra's daughters asked her. It's virtually the first thing she tells us when we visit her and other women refugees in Shabreeha, South...

There is hunger right on our doorstep

Though the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, half a million households right here on our doorstep need emergency food aid. ...

Our next steps on the Fair Trade Way

Sunday, 19th  May, as part of the Garstang Walking Festival, Charles Price, Bruce Crowther and a merry gaggle of walkers set out to complete a new leg and 16 mile extension to the Fair Trade...

Trailtrekking over the hills and far away...

Oxfam Constituency Campaigner, member of the Manchester Oxfam group, and seasoned walker Charles Price, will be undertaking a tough challenge this weekend with a fundraising target of £500. Usually...

Stand by the families of Syria

People from all walks of life are desperately trying to escape the escalating violence in Syria - violence that's already claimed more than 80,000 lives. Around 5.5 million people have been forced...

Why is the G8 important?

 An audience gathered for an evening of videos and discussion on Thursday 23rd May at Nexus Art Café in Manchester's Northern Quarter. We heard first hand from two speakers; Elly Ahimidwe...

A small green book: Reema's poetry

In my hands I hold a small green book. It feels very precious. I've been to see Reema ('The girl whose face you'll never see') and she's let me borrow her book of poems...

This Week at Oxfam, 20-24 May

What have you been doing over the past week?  We've been preparing for one of our biggest fundraising events of the year, collecting stories from Syria and meeting our new shop managers...

Have you ever shared your bathroom with 50 people?

A few days ago, a colleague sent over a link to a blog post written by Farah, our engineer working in Za'atari camp, Jordan. The camp is now 'home' to 120,000 Syrian refugees....

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