Tagged: Health and Education

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Around the world, momentum is building behind a tiny tax on bankers that could generate billions of dollars to help ordinary people and fight poverty and climate change around the world. Join the fight and sign the Robin Hood Tax petition now.

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Two Oxfam activists dressed as super-heroes try to rescue the 8 MDGs but fail, outside the EU Development Ministers meeting in La Granja, Spain, 17 Feb 2010. Rescuing people from poverty is not about super-powers but about political will. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam responds to OECD predictions on overseas aid shortfall: “This missing $21 billion could pay for every child to go to school, and could save the lives of 2 million of the poorest mothers and children."

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A boy is showing some potatoes. Credit: Agata Skowronek/Oxfam

The theme of this year's ACTUA international short film festival is poverty. Have a look at all the winning short films.

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G7 finance ministers meeting in Canada this weekend must agree to a Financial Transaction Tax to leverage billions needed to help poor nations deal with the impact of the global economic crisis.

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Children on their way to school, Nicaragua, February 2008. Credit: Katie Malouf/Oxfam

A new report published by Oxfam today said the future of 72 million children currently out of school depended on a fundamental shift in the way education is funded globally.

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6 of the W8 meeting the German Development Minister in Berlin with German rock band Die Toten Hosen, who helped collect 50,000 signatures supporting health and education for all. Credit: Mike Auerbach, Oxfam Germany

Oxfam International works with the W8 group of ambassadors to bring voices from the south to a global audience.

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Habiba Warsame, a herder in Somaliland, says she can’t remember when things were so bad. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

November rains that were expected to ease the hunger crisis in East Africa have failed yet again in some of the worst hit areas. Millions of people face at least another six months of hunger and destitution.

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Life-saving Anti-Retro Virals at the Voluntary Testing and Counselling Centre in Kuito, Angola. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam GB

International agency Oxfam has welcomed the announcement by international drug purchasing agency UNITAID to create a patent pool for HIV drugs. Millions of poor people will now have access to cheaper, more appropriate medicines.

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International agency Oxfam today welcomed the prestigious Human Rights Award given to the South African HIV and AIDS organization the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung/ Foundation.

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