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Behind the barcodes

Behind the Barcodes: Keep the pressure up!

On June 21st Oxfam launched its new campaign to end human suffering and poverty in supermarket supply chains. Oxfam's new research shows that often the people who produce the food we buy are...

Why I'm Speaking Up on Climate Change to my MP

Olivia Paine, Campaigns and Policy Officer, reflects on her recent trip to Bangladesh and explains why she wrote to her MP during the Climate Coalition's Speak Up Week. ...

Tax shouldn't vanish

Time to get tough on corporate tax avoidance that leaves poor countries short-changed

Through Oxfam's work fighting poverty around the world, we see the devastating impact that not having basic services like clean water and healthcare can have on the world's poorest people.  ...

Letter writing tools and poster

Why I'm drawing a #RedLineForYemen and writing to my MP

By Lottie Massey, Oxfam Constituency Campaigner in York As a student in the UK, I enjoy freedoms and rights that most Yemenis can only dream of and this injustice is unbearable to me. According...

Winnie Byanyima at Asylum Sounds in Witney

Coming together to welcome refugees in Witney

As Oxfam publishes a report on resettlement of Syrians which shows that less than 3% of five million Syrian refugees have been proactively resettled in rich countries, this blog by Luci Ashbourne...

Time to even it up in London

Inequality and poverty in London It might not come as a surprise to those paying to live in London that the inequality and poverty rates are higher than the rest of the nation...

Why must the UK Government lead the way in ending the era of tax havens?

"Some companies use elaborate strategies to avoid paying taxes in countries in which they work, a form of corruption that hurts the poor". The World Bank's President could not have...

Happy birthday, 0.7% aid law!

Britain has a proud history of providing support for people to lift themselves out of poverty around the world. Today, we celebrate part of that history as we reflect on the law, passed exactly one...

Enough is enough: it's time to end tax havens

Something big is happening today: A select committee of MPs are launching an inquiry into the UK's corporate tax system in the wake of recent headlines about the agreement...

Valentine’s Day is for roses, chocolates, and...fighting climate change?

Whether you love Valentine's Day or hate it (don't worry, we've all been there), this year we're celebrating the holiday a little differently. Forget roses, chocolates, and unrequited...

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