Subject: livelihoods

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Why I'm in Tanzania...

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Here she writes about why she has gone on this trip to "meet women who have made...

The Gift of Sight in Yemen

In Yemen, families who have been affected by the humanitarian and economic crisis have been receiving livestock to help them improve their income and rebuild their lives. For Suad, the donation of...

Coke listened graphic

World’s biggest sugar buyer, Coca-Cola, agrees zero tolerance to land grabs

In a landmark agreement, today Coca-Cola announced that they'd listened to the 225,000 people who asked them to make sure the sugar they buy isn't produced on land grabbed from some of the...

UK construction workers

Living wage: what happens when companies put well-being before profits

As Oxfam celebrates becoming a living wage employer, Oxfam GB's ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw explains what a living wage means for Oxfam - and why it is so desperately needed by workers...

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. ...

Stop the sugar rush

Behind the Brands presents...

First, a confession: I've got a very sweet tooth. I'll never say no to a can of Sprite or 7UP, and I love a mug of Ovaltine of an evening. Which is why, just like the family in this...

The impact of austerity – and the alternatives

If you've seen the news in the last few days, you'll have no doubt come across the headlines that say the UK "has turned a corner", and that we are on the road to economic recovery....

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