Oxfam International blogs

24 July 2014 | Ed Pomfret | Blog channel: General
 
Early warnings need to result in early action in SomaliaLast week marked three years since the UN declared famine in Somalia. The catastrophe facing the Somali people three years ago ended in at...
Displaced people in a camp near Mogadishu, Somalia. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam
17 July 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | 3 | Blog channel: General
 
It could be the opportunity of a generation.The world can be proud of the progress made towards ending poverty - as I see for myself when I visit the toughest places, the cynics have been proven...
Mukuru slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam
14 July 2014 | Arwa Mhanna | 3 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
People keep asking me how the situation in Gaza is right now, and I don't know how to begin describing it. Scary. Dangerous. Confusing. So many emotions.  The airstrikes happen everywhere,...
Mobile clinic, supported by Oxfam, in Gaza. Photo: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam
9 July 2014 | Aimee Brown | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
Today marks South Sudan’s third year of independence. But in the past seven months, the sense of unity that brought its people together in 2011 has been lost, pushing 1.5 million from their homes and...
7 July 2014 | Al Kinley | Blog channel: GROW
 
Join 24 hours of global action and send a big noise online to Kellogg and General Mills!Can you hear that? Oxfam supporters have taken over half a million actions to get companies to improve their...
1 July 2014 | Àngela Corbalán | 1 | Blog channel: GROW
 
Palm oil is everywhere, in food and everyday items you don’t even realize. It’s in your morning bowl of cereal, your afternoon biscuits, your dinner pizza, in soap and even in the biodiesel that...
26 June 2014 | Al Kinley | 1 | Blog channel: Health and Education For All
 
If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.  It’s a startling fact, and one that demonstrates the...
25 June 2014 | Jenny Enarsson | 1 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
Jenny Enarsson, Oxfam's Syria crisis response gender advisor, explains why including Syria's women in negotiations is critical for the peace process.
23 June 2014 | Dorah Ntunga | 5 | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
As countries from all over compete for the World Cup title in Brazil, a different kind of tournament is taking place in northern Uganda. There, in the districts of Arua and Adjumani, young South...
22 June 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | Blog channel: Conflict & Emergencies
 
As famous footballers from across the globe are competing for the World Cup in Brazil, millions of fans from Africa are among the 3.2 billion tuning in to watch the competition. Football-enthused...
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