iOS app Android app

Oxfam

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.

Pakistan's Displacement Crisis Far From Over

Caroline Gluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

Pakistan is in danger of becoming a forgotten crisis. And the future remains uncertain for those now living a hand-to-mouth existence, praying for things to get better.

Donated Rare Book Makes Oxfam 37,000 Pounds

The Independent | Beverley Rouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Oxfam had its biggest windfall at an auction after a 19th-century book that was donated to one of the charity's shops sold for �37,200....

Aid worker diary - Zimbabweans must be allowed to thrive, not just survive

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

My colleague Karen Palmer from Oxfam Canada has just returned from Zimbabwe on a two weeks visit. Her thoughts on the dire situation the cuontry now f...

Smoke Clearing From the Ashes of Copenhagen: A View From Bonn

Joshua Robert Wiese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Robert Wiese

Shockingly, everyone's expectations were met! Today's opening session of the Bonn Climate Change Talks had a little something for everybody.

Dealing with the Rainy Season in Haiti -- A Dusty First Move

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

We recently found out that the government of Haiti identified a site for temporary location of homeless people living in flood-prone settlements in Port-au-Prince. They took two months to identify the site and we had one week to prepare it.

Palestinian Youth Respond to Israel's Attacks

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Nora Barrows-Friedman "How fast everyt...

Haiti Faces a New Threat With Hurricane Season

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

What misery might Mother Nature have in store now? It's bad enough that for nearly five months residents have woken from sleep only to stumble back into the same nightmare: the camps.

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...

Haiti: Why Ground Reports Still Matter

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Clark Estes

Haiti is still there. And slowly, a rebuilt nation is rising from the rubble. During the next ten weeks, members of the Huffington Post Citizen Reporting unit will chronicle these efforts on this blog.

Aid workers in Haiti trying to find the right balance by "going local"

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Whom do you choose? How much is too much? When do you change gears? Those are just some of the questions swirling through the minds of aid workers as ...

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...

Fundraising In Haiti: Where Does The Money Go?

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced May 12th that over $1.1 billion has been donated to support relief efforts in Haiti. The largest recipients in...

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. ...

Cell Phones and Laptops As The New Collection Basket

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

The impact of social networks and new media on fundraising for emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake is a truly inspiring sign that philanthropy has entered the 21st century.

Lots of Priorities, Little Time

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

Samuel, 12, digs a trench to help drain water from his family's shelter. Photo by Kenny Rae/Oxfam America My Oxfam colleague, Kenny Rae, is in Port-a...

With Rain, Urgency Grows for Shelter and Sanitation in Haiti's Capital

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Late last week, rain doused the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, heightening the dread of hundreds of thousands of people there who have been living in makeshift shelters since the massive earthquake.

200,000 Bangladesh Cyclone Victims Still Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cyclone Aila tore through southern Bangladesh in May last year, killing 300 people and destroying 2,500 miles of roads and embankments. Aid organizati...

Fashion's Spectacle

Justine Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Justine Harman

My list of complaints starts with the lack of professionalism in the office and proliferation of same-named people and ends with the bigger truths that Kell on Earth unveils about our industry.

In a Camp in Haiti, a Pillowcase of Books Feeds a Dream for the Futuren ed

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

The Haitian earthquake interrupted many things, but the certainty, order and measure of opportunity that the school day brought Haitian kids might be essential to restoring normalcy.

From Haiti: Where Laughter Endures

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Tonight's my last in Port-au-Prince before flying back to Boston. I arrived here about a week after the earthquake. The hardship people are enduring is profound. I won't forget it.

Sebastian's Story

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Food, water, and a tent: That's what 12-year-old Sebastian says would improve life for his family right now -- essentials that reveal just how far away normal is for so many in Port-au-Prince.

Pieces of Normal

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Buildings lie in heaps. Rubble blocks the roads. Streets serve as beds at night. But still, people here in Port-au-Prince are reclaiming bits and pieces of the old normal.