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Changing the world is everybody's business

We are living in a hotter, hungrier world. For the third year running, the United Nations has reported that global hunger is on the rise. And this isn't solely a faraway problem. ...

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Rising temperatures will push millions of people into poverty

Rising temperatures will push millions of people into poverty unless governments take swift action and the Scottish Government must lead by example. ...

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Political leaders must wake up to the danger of climate change

Two and a half years ago I sat barricaded inside my home in Fiji, listening to a ferocious wind travelling at an average speed of 230 kilometres an hour. Over the howl of the wind I could hear trees...

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‘Oxfam has opened up work opportunities for me’

At any given time Oxfam teams are responding to an average of 25 emergencies worldwide.  But our work begins here in Scotland - raising money through our network of shops supported by a dedicated...

Everyone's Business: The role of the Scottish Business Pledge in delivering the Global Goals

By Rhiannon Sims, Policy and Research Officer. Today Oxfam has published a new briefing paper: Inclusive Business: Recommendations for enhancing the Scottish Business Pledge as a driver...

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Helensburgh grandmother knits 500 jumpers for Oxfam

A grandmother from Helensburgh has knitted an incredible 500 jumpers which she has donated to Oxfam. Valerie Ashworth, 78, completed the remarkable feat over a period of six years. ...

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'Volunteering at Oxfam gives me satisfaction'

Youssef is originally from Syria. Last year, he was resettled with his family on the Isle of Bute through a UK Government run scheme. Youssef has been volunteering at the Oxfam shop in Rothesay for...

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‘I’m so proud of the progress I’ve made’

Eiman Mirghani is a chemistry student, blogger, advocate for peace and New Scot. She arrived in Glasgow last year after being forced to flee her home in Sudan. Here, she blogs about how participating...

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A wee message from a New Scot

Today people around the world are gathering to celebrate World Refugee Day. ...

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Scotland rolls out the welcome mat to mark World Refugee Day

Event to be held 11-12pm Wednesday 20 June, George Square. ...

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