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...

Your top comments this week: 8 June 2012

Your comments kicked off in style this week when notorious tweeter Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax visited an Oxfam bookshop and Stephen tweeted a request for more books: Sophie Bowell @stephenfry...

A dress fit for a Queen!

As part of the Jubilee celebrations, Val Griffiths, Oxfam's Trading Area Manager who has worked with Oxfam for over 30 years received an invitation of a life time to celebrate her achievements...

Your top comments this week

It's been a busy week in Oxfam's social media world. You've been sending us messages about Harry Hill's nuts, cocktail bars' wages, fundraisers' suncream and even the ethics...

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