A special evening of performance, big ideas and storytelling

Last weekend at the Oxford Playhouse we held a fantastic celebration of Oxfam's 70th anniversary: "Eight Stories High". There we heard some amazing stories, saw some incredible performances,...

Oxfam urges support from the International Community to help people affected by tropical storm in Bangladesh

International agency Oxfam today (16th October) called on the International Community for support to help the people affected by the tropical storm that hit the remote islands on the southeast coast...

A lovely photo

I've just been putting together a promo for Oxfam's homepage, using this photo. There are a lot of snapshots in Oxfam's library that I see time after time - those really great shots that...

On World Food Day, a cash lifeline

Aisha tells me she's 100 years old and things have never been so bad. Deep lines etch her weathered face and I can only imagine the harsh life she must have led. I find her sitting on...

'The Power of We' in Azerbaijan: An impossible dream

In rural Azerbaijan, many women shoulder the burden of caring for their families and earning a living while their husbands migrate to Russia to find work. For 'Blog Action Day', Azeri blogger...

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Help Oxfam with a handbag - Shwop!

From 11-17 October, shwop your old shoes and handbags in M&S and get £5 off women's new shoes, boots and bags*. Shwopping is a great way of giving your old handbags and...

Land campaigning building to a BOOM

It's been a fantastic first week of land campaigning with stunts, action and a social sonic boom. ...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

Efforts to end global hunger are “flat-lining”, warns Oxfam, as UN figures show 870 million are still going short of food each day

Rising food prices and increased frequency of humanitarian crises may entrench hunger long term The international aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that efforts to bring an end...

New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical and likely to worsen in coming months

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country...

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