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Marlina Majid (29) - PHE leader takes a photo with her digital camera. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Blog: Your creativity needed: Oxfam’s new photo competition!

When you campaign about aid, you’re always looking for new ways to tell the story. We know that in recent years, thanks to aid money, the Rwandan government eliminated user fees for primary and lower secondary school education; in Sierra Leone the government was able to remove user fees for mother’s and babies and now millions more people are alive thanks to anti-retroviral drugs. These are great achievements but we still need to find ways to show the public that aid money changes lives around the world.

G8 Leaders at the Moulin Rouge. Credit: Delphine Bedel/Oxfam France

Blog: The Grand Finale of the G8 Summit

As the G8 Summit comes to a close, it seems like we’ve seen another grand show from world leaders, but not much real decision-making. It’s a disappointment that they didn't regain their credibility, and have been unclear on previous promises and new commitments. Why the façade?

Blog: Dear G8 Leaders, don’t lie about your aid

The Leaders of the top eight economies in the world are coming to the G8 Summit in Deauville, France this year with a lot of explaining to do.

In 2005, the heads of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States made a $50 billion aid promise to the world’s poor by 2015. But Oxfam and others have discovered that they are severely off track and have fallen $19 billion short. Of the promised $25 billion promised to Africa, only $11 billion has really been delivered. 

Nurse trainees in the general labor ward at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown.

Blog: A Visit to Sierra Leone’s Princess Christian Maternity Hospital

The day after my visit to the Central Medical Stores, I go to see the largest public maternity hospital in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. This is the hospital that receives patients referred to it from community clinics throughout Freetown and surrounding areas.

Blog: Obama's speech at the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit: Awesome

Today US President Obama laid down the gauntlet for all rich companies whose tax avoidance means less money for the poorest countries. He called for tougher rules all round, and now he must take this message to the G20 later this year to make it a global priority.

President Obama knocked it out of the park in his address to the UN MDG Summit this afternoon. We asked for a “barn burner of a speech,” and boy did we get one.

The Speech

Some excerpts:

Blog: Los líderes del G8 reunidos en Toronto fracasan rotundamente, tal y como me esperaba

Llegué a la Cumbre del G8 tras dar un buen rodeo y pasar por Dandora, un barrio de chabolas mugriento a las afueras de Nairobi. Allí, las niñas de apenas cinco años viven entre montones de restos putrefactos y humanos. Las menores se buscan la vida recogiendo basuras, que los jabalíes intentan arrebatarlas, y vendiendo su cuerpo para poder así acceder a los deshechos más valiosos.

Actor and Oxfam Global Ambassador Bill Nighy leads the G8 out of the woods, toward a Robin Hood Tax.

Blog: Verdict: Robin Hood down, but not out, at G20 Summit

After the G8 disgracefully dropped the ball on aid at what has been dubbed the ‘Summit of shame’, the G20 today missed their chance to score against poverty by failing to move towards a Robin Hood Tax on banks.

Mariage de la Chancelière Merkel, d’Allemagne, et du Président Sarkozy, de France. Crédit: Kelvin Abong

Blog: Un mariage pour le peuple

L’équipe d’Oxfam a réalisé aujourd’hui, sans aucune anicroche, le stunt final pour les sommets du G8 et du G20.  Au cœur du centre-ville de Toronto, des hommes et des femmes de partout se sont réunis pour être les témoins de cette union historique : le mariage de la Chancelière Merkel, d’Allemagne, et du Président Sarkozy, de France.

ues de Toronto afin d’interpeller les dirigeants du G20. Crédit: Oxfam

Blog: Le peuple d’abord! 10.000 activistes marchent pour la justice sociale

Lors d’une manifestation de solidarité de la société civile, dix mille personnes ont marché dans les rues de Toronto afin d’interpeller les dirigeants du G20 pour qu’ils mettent fin à la pauvreté, pour qu’ils s’attaquent aux changements climatiques et qu’ils créent une économique globale qui est juste pour nous tous.

Blog: Les dirigeants du G8 réunis à Toronto m’ont hautement déçu

Je suis arrivé au G8 après un long détour. Un jour plus tôt, j’étais à Dandora, un site toxique près de Nairobi où les petites filles, dont certaines n’ont même pas cinq ans, vivent sur un monticule composé de déchets humains et toxiques. Elles survivent en se disputant, avec les cochons sauvages, les débris d’ordures, forcées de vendre leurs corps pour avoir accès aux lieux de cueillette les plus riches.

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