West Africa campaign success: Determination not dreams

"The world is full of dreams that became a reality when people had the determination to make them so." These were the words of Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid,...

From Scotland to the world: Fighting climate change

A friend from London and I have a long standing joke about how great we Scots are as inventors. We are certainly a small nation that likes to lead the way: the T.V, telephone and tarmac - and...

What happens when you take an action with Oxfam? The Rio hand in

As a campaigning organisation we regularly ask you, our supporters, to sign action cards and petitions or take online actions. But what happens to those actions after you take them? Over...

From the UK to the US, Robin Hood is bigger than ever

An incredible 4,000 UK supporters of the Robin Hood Tax contacted their MPs to demand this tiny tax on banks in the last eight weeks - that's more than 70 per day!  Some in the UK even wore...

An incredible opportunity to right wrongs in West Africa

In a world where there is enough food for everyone it is wrong that in Chad a mother has to dig up an anthill to look for grain so that she can cook a meal for her children. It is wrong that...

Your top comments this week 15 June 2012

Last week we kicked off our latest "See for yourself" recruitment: Oxfam ‏@oxfamgb Do your friends, family & colleagues want to see how £3 per month can change lives? Ask them...

Sahel conference

Sahel Crisis: A crucial conference

On Monday 18 June a high level meeting on the Sahel food crisis is being held in Brussels. This is a crucial opportunity for governments to show they are giving their fair share towards the food...

There's an economic crisis on – but you can still choose to fight poverty

Times are tough. The economy's back in recession. It's an age of austerity. So far, so familiar. But Oxfam's new report on UK poverty tells us two important things that we hope...

Samuel Beckett book will raise €10,000-odd for Oxfam

Beckett first edition to raise charity cash Thanks to Rebecca (‏@IRC_Rebecca) for pointing this one out to us via Twitter: Book donated to  @OxfamGB turns out to be rare Beckett...

Sahel Crisis: It Matters to Me, I Hope it Matters to You

Oxfam has just launched an urgent campaign action in response to the Sahel crisis. We only do this occasionally when there is a situation where peoples' lives are at risk and where there is an...

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