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The World's Richest Nations are Fair-Weather Friends to the Poor

Bill Nighy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bill Nighy

The world's richest nations are proving themselves to be fair-weather friends to the world's poorest people: unreliable at a time when they are reeling from the economic crisis and food shortages.

Nicholas Newlife Bets On Sports, Leaves Money To Oxfam In Will

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A few years back, Nicholas Newlife of Kidlington (near Oxford) placed a bet of €275 (that's Euros) -- he wagered that tennis superstar Roger Federer...

Photo Blog: Niger Food Crisis

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

More than ten million people across West Africa are facing severe hunger and malnutrition because of drought, poor harvests and rising food prices.

Too early for an Afghan amnesty?

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The Afghan 'peace jirga' is under way - but reconciliation will be difficult when support for the insurgency is still so strong "They don't want peac...

WATCH: Haitians Explain Their Needs In Student Film Project

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Clark Estes

The world is used to seeing videos from Haiti emblazoned with the CNN logo or AP watermark. But the moment is rare when Haitians can tell their own st...

Working with communities to rebuild Haiti - Oxfam is there

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Marcel Stoessel is Oxfam Great Britain's Humanitarian lead in Haiti Oxfam continues to work closely with Haitian communities in the aftermath of Jan...

Gaza Unplugged - The electricity crisis in Gaza sometimes means life or death

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Daily power cuts in Gaza resulting from the Israeli blockade mean that Palestinians must now use cheap generators in their attempt to carry on with da...

Food crisis in Sahel - Looking for food in anthills

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Almost 10 million people across West Africa are facing a food crisis following erratic rains that have caused poor food harvests and water shortages. ...

Cité-Soleil: Oxfam at Work in the Heart of the City's Most Notorious 'Hoods

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Caroline Gluck

Every day, around 1,000 kits are assembled and distributed to needy communities. "These kits will be a big help because some people lost everything. They don't have anything at all," a Haitian woman told me.

Moving forward, one street at a time

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Oxfam's Yolette Etienne talks with quake survivors in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Liz Lucas / Oxfam America Oxfam America's Coco McCabe is one of several ...

A world turned upside down

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Water to drink. Food to eat. A dry place to sleep. These are the essentials people are scrambling for now inside the gates of the luxurious Petion Vil...

Someone needs to keep watch

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Yesterday evening, a colleague received an email from Nelson Gaviria, a Peruvian national who was working for Oxfam in Haiti when the January 12, 2010...

My Story From the Earthquake

Helen Hawkings | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Helen Hawkings

It had been an average day in the office here in Haiti when, without any warning, the ground began making slight movements, which rapidly became violent.

Dispatch from the Ground in Haiti

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

The needs in Haiti now are enormous, as most basic services just aren't functioning. At the best of times, daily life in Haiti for the 80% or so of the population, who have to live on less than two dollars a day, is a daily struggle.

Oxfam: Afghans Blame Poverty And Unemployment For War

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A report by Oxfam International has found that 70 percent of Afghan's blame the war on poverty and unemployment. "The Cost of War" report surveyed 70...

Hurricane Ida Hits El Salvador: How You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The southeastern United States was spared the catastrophic damage many expect from fall hurricanes, but Hurricane Ida did its share of damage, floodin...

Geneva Conventions: 60th Birthday Is No Time To Retire

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The Geneva Conventions are 60 years old this week. They represent the most widely ratified and recognized legal instrument worldwide. But they are now being violated in every modern conflict.

NGO Leaders Challenge G-20 Summit To Expand Scope

Huffington Post Contributors | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By: Irene Khan - Secretary General, Amnesty International Dr Gerd Leipold - Executive Director, Greenpeace International Jeremy Hobbs - Executive Dir...