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Date: Aug 2012

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Top 5 Paralympic Oxfam facts

The games are back! Following on from the sporting success of our Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts, here are five tidbits of trivia about the Paralympic games: The Paralympics and Oxfam...

Great Lakes crisis: A Q&A

Right now, more people are displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) than at any time over the past three years. Tens of thousands more people have fled to neighbouring countries. Oxfam's...

Oxfam at the O2 London Mela 2012

We're proud to have been an official partner of the O2 London Mela this August. It was a magnificent day, with an estimated 82,000 people attending! Amidst the music, dance and family picnics,...

Haiti: camp dwellers in the eye of the storm

Friday 24 August 2012 at 3.07pm: strong winds and intermittent rains accompanying the tropical storm are battering the south coast of the country. In Port-au-Prince the light breeze is considered...

Robin Hood Tax Campaigners

Oxford calls for a Robin Hood Tax

Robin Hood Tax campaigners in Oxford have taken to the streets to stage some very unusual theatre. Joella Lynch reports on a day spent surprising strangers and chasing bankers around the...

Children on their way to school in Mali as part of a cross-border education programme

Help us celebrate your brilliant campaigning!

Now the Olympics are over we all need a bit of inspiration again. Something to celebrate. That's exactly what Oxfam wants to create - and we need your help to do it! ...

Big Bra Hunt art attack Bold Street

Oxfam North August update

The sun's been shining, the television's been full of Olympic coverage and at Oxfam North we've been: Preparing for Voices, a media training course open to all Oxfam volunteers...

Yemenis risking their lives for just $50

As Yemen's hunger crisis worsens, families are resorting to some desperate measures to cope. The price of basic foodstuffs and fuel has increased and the UN says 10 million people are going hungry,...

Get ready for real magic at the Alderley Edge Community Book Festival

Poet and playwright Jackie Kay, best selling novelist Erica James and teen author Melvin Burgess will provide some of the highlights at the Alderley Edge Community Book Festival, Saturday...

22,000 Oxfam volunteers: An Olympic effort

So the Olympics is all over (at least until the Paralympics!). Did you know that London 2012 is responsible for the biggest peacetime mobilisation of people since World War II - the 70,000 volunteers...

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