This week at Oxfam, 8-12 April 2013

A lot happens in Oxfam House over the course of a week. And it's interesting stuff.  When you're working in an international organisation that has loads of great events, campaigns and...

Graph showing increase in Syrian refugee numbers

Why Syria is Oxfam’s number one priority

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IF activists dressed as Chancellor George Osborne campaign for a fair budget

Big companies: spill the beans on tax

Ever feel powerless when you read stories about big business dodging tax, hiding accounts and getting away with it all over and over again? Us too.  But more and more lately people across...

Supporting Syrian families with works of art

As the Syria Crisis continues to grow, the different things people are doing to support families caught up in the crisis are helping to inspire hope. Syrian-born artist, Issam Kourbaj, has been exhibiting...

History has been made

Congratulations! After ten very long years of campaigning, passion and unbelievable determination from Oxfam supporters in the UK, yesterday the world voted overwhelmingly for an Arms Trade Treaty...

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...

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