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A water distribution point - set up by Oxfam - at the Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets: South Sudan update

In December 2013 fighting broke out across South Sudan. Since then more than 1.5 million people have been internally displaced and over 500,000 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. Here...

A cocoa farmer with her crop

Campaigning on women's rights in 2013

How did we work with poor women to campaign for their rights? Chocolate is a $100 billion industry, but most cocoa farmers live on less than $2 a day. The top 3 chocolate companies - Mars,...

SOLD - The Angel of the North

Land rights campaigning in 2013

Why campaign on land?  We've been campaigning on land grabbing for many years, but in 2013 a new report, Sugar Rush, described how sugar, along with soy and palm oil, was driving...

Taking Behind the Brands to Coca-Cola's HQ

Behind the Brands launch - a volunteer's point of view

By Ipek Gencsu, Oxfam GB volunteer Last week I took part in the launch of the latest action of the Behind the Brands Campaign (I'm in the grey suit!). Dressed up as 'sugar inspectors'...

Sprite and Coca-Cola in Cambodia

Blog Action Day: Do you have a flag? Land and human rights

In a brilliant sketch from his Dressed to Kill tour, Eddie Izzard satirises colonial land grabs. "We stole countries," he says, "that's how you start an empire." It turns...

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What do the brands say? Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods react to our campaign

Yesterday, Oxfam launched a new campaign focussing on how sugar production worldwide leads to land grabs - when poor communities are kicked off their land so big companies can grow cash crops. Our...

Tying up sugar cane at market

The countdown begins: 5 days until launch

On Wednesday 2nd October we're launching the next phase of Behind the Brands! The details are top-secret, but this exclusive teaser video gives a sneak preview of the campaign to come.  ...

Two Maasai women dance to celebrate their land rights project with Oxfam

Land grabs: four ways campaigners spoke out & four brilliant results

What is a land grab?  Land grabs are huge purchases of land by banks, private investors, governments or corporations which result in the often violent eviction of local people from their homes...

Bridgette at parliamentary land grab stunt

Looking for Campaigners

Oxfam in the North of England is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their Constituency Campaigner Programme ...

A Recipe to End World Hunger

On Saturday 15th June, the Oxfam Manchester group attended 'Feeding the 5000'. This miniature festival aims to draw an awareness to the British public about food wastage by offering...

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