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In the six months since the devastating floods hit Pakistan, with the help of generous public donations, Oxfam has helped almost 1.9 million people.

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Shawl, quilt and sweater distribution. Credit: Jane Beesley

In September we visited women in the small village of Jarray who had just started to make shawls as part of the Cash for Work and winterization programs. Two months on, we asked them what they had spent their money on and what they thought about the program.

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Agnes, 8, proudly holding her school book. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Since 2005, over 3,000 families have received a goat from an Oxfam-funded program in Malawi – a simple initiative that helps vulnerable people to improve their incomes and make their lives better.

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With short-term work projects, grants, and loans Oxfam is helping Haitian families get back on their feet. Oxfam prioritizes women in our cash grants projects, to help them start small businesses.

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Southern Sudan is voting in an historic referendum, to decide whether to remain part of a united Sudan or secede and become the world’s newest country. Whatever the outcome, the area will need long-term support.

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Bee-keepers feed the bees with sugar because of the lack of nectar. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam's partner ODECO provides support to communities so that they can adapt to the drier weather and short bursts of heavy rainfall. A bee-keeper in Honduras reports on the challenges of a changing climate, and describes his efforts to adapt in order to continue to produce honey.

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Families living with minimal shelter, Pakistan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam today called on rich countries and institutions, meeting for the third time in as many months to discuss flood-ravaged Pakistan, to end the talking and start giving the substantial funds needed to help save lives and start to rebuild the country.

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In rural Afghanistan, job opportunities are scarce - especially for women. Oxfam has helped a group of women to set up a bakery in their village.
It gives them an income and a place to discuss what matters to them.

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In a new report released today, international agency Oxfam called for a radical shift to prioritize agricultural investment in plans to rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake earlier this year.

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