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Seeing Gaza's destruction

30 julio, 2014 - 22:28

This past weekend a brief 12 hour cessation of hostilities was announced in Gaza. Oxfam teams were able to deliver more vital water and aid to people who have fled their homes and lost everything in the violence of the past few weeks. Soon afterwards, the violence resumed.

3 minutes is all you need to make the right call

30 julio, 2014 - 16:34

Listen: we need your help.

General Mills just committed to setting targets to reduce emissions, participate in real climate advocacy, and become a true climate leader. And we have you to thank!

Somalia: eight warnings of catastrophe so far, and still no action

24 julio, 2014 - 13:14
Early warnings need to result in early action in Somalia

Last week marked three years since the UN declared famine in Somalia. The catastrophe facing the Somali people three years ago ended in at least 260,000 people dying, half of them children.

The opportunity of a generation: Ending extreme inequality

17 julio, 2014 - 14:24

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 wrong by successful efforts to combat disease, to increase access to drinking water sources, and to get girls into school. But, as Oxfam witnesses in work on the ground, and as the expert number-crunchers attest, the completion of this progress is now jeopardized by extreme inequality. 

Living through the Gaza airstrikes

14 julio, 2014 - 13:22

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, anytime, day and night. At night is the most difficult time. The bombing intensifies and I can feel it getting closer and closer. I'm exhausted but I try and force myself not to fall asleep... the explosions are even scarier when they wake you up.  I prefer to be awake when they strike. 

South Sudan at 3: A tenuous shelter behind razor wire

9 julio, 2014 - 01:00

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 forcing many to live in appalling conditions.

Make a Big Noise for Climate Action

7 julio, 2014 - 10:21
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 policies on land, gender, and climate change. Doesn’t it sound like music to your ears? Now together we need to act again.