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As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

Instagram Your Meal To Raise Awareness For World Food Day!

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

As we raise awareness and mobilize for the nearly 900 million hungry people worldwide on World Food Day, one organization wants to make a difference w...

Creating Savings and Investing Groups in the Inner City

Keith Weigelt | Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact
Keith Weigelt

Micro-saving groups are widely used in Africa to increase the wealth of the very poor. Working with Oxfam America we adapted the concept to the U.S. urban market.

SLIDESHOW: 7 Graduation Gifts That Give Back

Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact

This graduation season, skip the typical check or gift card and give a present with more meaning. Instill in your grad a sense of social responsibi...

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

I am proud to announce The Nature Conservancy's new partnership with Oxfam America in the Gulf of Mexico. We aim to show that environmental restoration is the foundation for lasting economic security for Gulf Coast communities.

Recognizing Women, the Changemakers

Birute Regine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Birute Regine

International Women's Day is also an opportunity for women to come together and realize their collective power to create change in their homes, their neighborhoods, their communities and in the world.

Senegalese Legend Baaba Maal in Mauritania: "The World Needs to React"

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

During a visit to the Gorgol region of Mauritania, Senegalese musician Baaba Maal discovered the harsh reality for communities affected by a food crisis that now touches one in four people across the country.

In Drought-Stricken Ethiopia, a Mother Counts the Days

Coco McCabe | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

If only food and water were as plentiful as the stories of hardship and sadness we've heard the last few days as we've crisscrossed the drought-ravaged region of southern Ethiopia, from Yabello to Negele and back.

Drought in Horn of Africa

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

What is unfolding in Eastern Africa is the worst food crisis to hit the region in decades and Oxfam is concerned that large numbers of lives could soon be lost.

Having My Quinoa and Eating it Too

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Grossman-Cohen

The convoluted tale of how the growing international appeal of an important local staple -- quinoa -- has changed life for many Bolivians gets to the difficulty of fixing our global food system.

US opposes small arms 'ammunitions' within a global arms trade deal

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

by Scott Stedjan, Oxfam America Although the U.S. government has been pushing for a broad range of arms to be included in the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT...

Ending Hunger Starts With Women

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Birute Regine

Because women still face so many inequalities and don't have access to as many resources, they suffer the greatest burden. But with this challenge comes an opportunity.

Zero cholera! - How to stop the spread in Haiti

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Oxfam's aggressive approach to stopping cholera in Haiti includes going from field to field with important information to help farmers stay healthy. ...

Why the U.S. Must Show Climate Leadership in Cancún

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

In Cancún, President Obama can actually do something he hasn't been very good at over the last two years: he can be a world leader in the fight against climate change.

Obama's New Plan to Fight Poverty Gets the Purpose Right

Paul O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul O'Brien

President Obama used the gathering of world leaders in New York last week to announce the first-ever US Policy on Global Development, promising that, ...

Pakistan floods: Voices of People From Sindh Province

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Tonight, after a fresh wave of flood-affected people came to the relief camps in Kot Mithan, those who had been there for the last two days were instructed to leave within an hour of the newcomers' arrival.

More Rain Expected This Weekend in South Pakistan: Oxfam Boosts Its Aid Effort

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Mobile water tanks, first aid, boats and local volunteers have been put on high alert by Oxfam as the worst floods in living memory surge south. Local organisations supported by Oxfam in Sindh are mobilised and on standby.

Double Catastrophe for People in Pakistan Swat Valley

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

People in the Swat Valley in Northern Pakistan hit by the catastrophic floods were only just recovering from the conflict that forced them from their homes last year.

Haiti Aid Effort: Oxfam America's Top 10 Photos

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger


Arms Trade Treaty Talks at the UN: Bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty Needed

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Official talks for an Arms Trade Treaty starts on July 12th at the United nations HQ in New York. We need a robust deal to stop arms getting into the hands of human rights abusers and warmongers.

Haiti: Life in Camps Continues -- Oxfam Staff Diary

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

A few weeks ago the government identified a temporary relocation site for those most vulnerable to the rain in the settlement camps. Last week people began to be relocated there. The camp now houses five thousand people.

Haitian Lives Still to Save

George Rupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
George Rupp

This week's International Donors' Conference could mean the difference between life and death for many in Haiti. It's our hope that governments agree upon long-term reconstruction commitments.

Will Chevron Heed the Call for Transparency?

Ian Gary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Gary

Hundreds of Chevron shareholders will descend upon Houston this week to participate in the oil company's annual general meeting.

For one day, at least, Haitians celebrate

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Marching through the streets of Saint Michel, revelers celebrate on the eve before a feast day honoring the patron saint of their community. Photo by ...