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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

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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...

In Haiti's countryside, schools are in short supply

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Coco McCabe

Chrisner Roche has sent his children to school in Port-au-Prince, far from where he lives, because there are few good schools in Haiti's rural areas...

Oxfam Raises $3,500 Total For Chile, 1/8th Of 1 Percent Of Haiti Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

According to USA Today, Oxfam America has raised a total of $3,499 for relief in Chile since an 8.8 earthquake hit the South American country on Satur...

As New Leaders Emerge From the Camps in Haiti, Will Their Voices be Heard?

Coco McCabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coco McCabe

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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-...

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.

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.