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Date: Mar 2013

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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...

Final tips for In My Place our crowdsourced music video for Coldplay

We've asked you to star in an exclusive video for Coldplay's acoustic version of "In My Place", and help Oxfam fight the injustice...

IF campaigners dress up as George Osborne

10 amazing things #IF campaigners have achieved

10. Tweeted all about it!  When we launched a Thunderclap, IF reached more than 300,000 tweeters – and that’s not counting the everyday #IF tweets which ordinary folk – and some...

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...

Pleckgate High School Open Their Doors To Celebrate Fairtrade

On the 27th of February 160 year 6 pupils from 4 primary schools in Blackburn came together at Pleckgate High School for a event exploring the challenges and opportunities that smallholder farmers'...

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...

hundreds of george osbornes

500 George Osbornes demand an end to world hunger

On Tuesday morning, my dad and I made our way down to London with one aim to mind; to remind George Osborne to secure 0.7% of GNP to international aid.  Along with 500 other campaigners, we...

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...

Does International Aid Matter?

After 43 years of campaigning George Osborne announced yesterday that the UK is going to meet it's historic target of 0.7% life saving Aid. Thank you for all the help and support you have...

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