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It's About Time, and Long Overdue

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

"I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruined by it." -- Pope Francis message to the World Economic Forum Meeting 2014 The Wo...

In Sickness and In Wealth

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Winnie Byanyima

In the time it takes you to read the title of this blog, three more people in the world will have fallen below the poverty line. Not because of anything to do with global economics but simply because they've had to pay for medical care.

Inequality Undermining Progress on Poverty Goals

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Winnie Byanyima

A focus on reducing inequality was a major omission in the original Millennium Development Goals. Without it, the next set of global development goals is almost certain to fail.

Solar Power Is Making Camps Safer For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

An international relief organization is using solar power to help create a safer environment for thousands of refugees. Oxfam International, a conf...

France and U.K. Urged Not to Cave in to U.S. Pressure at Global Arms Trade Talks

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Efforts to end the irresponsible and poorly-regulated international arms trade are at risk of failure, as negotiations at the United Nations enter a c...

Dead Man's Federer Bet Pays HUGE Dividends

Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports

Is there anything that Roger Federer can't do? Not only has the tennis superstar reclaimed the top spot in the world tennis rankings at age 30 by ...

A tank is in the streets of central London (VIDEO)!

Louis Belanger | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Yesterday Oxfam and Amnesty drove a tank around central London, startling passers-by and even getting stopped by the police for a documentation check.

Business of Making Bullets Tops $4 Billion

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

According to a new study by Oxfam, the ammunition trade tops $4 billion and yet the world has little regulation to control and keep track of who the bullets are sold to.

Fear for the Women of Afghanistan

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As the United States begins to tidy up its affairs in Afghanistan, I have a bad feeling about the women we'll leave behind.

2 Years Later: How To Help In Haiti

Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

Two years after the devastating 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, lives and buildings are still far from restored. Although $4.6 billion has been c...

Turkana: Photo Story of How North Kenya Is Coping With Drought

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

2011-08-17-turkana.pngTurkana is just one of many regions in the Horn of Africa that have been affected by the serious drought that has put more than 15 million people at risk.

Laos: the World's Most Bombed Country

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

We walked around a field where the ground was literally littered with small holes and flags, marking the dangerous bomblets buried inches beneath the surface. There must have been 50 munitions scattered across a field the size of a basketball court.

Pakistan & the children of the floods - PHOTO-BLOG

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

This photo blog was written by my colleague Mubashar Hasan who was recently in Pakistan doing the ground work for Oxfam affiliates. Mubashar travelled...

Pakistan Floods: Saving livestock While Fleeing

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Which one should come first? Human life or livestock? At least to some people here, saving livestock means saving their own life because without those livestock living would be as difficult or equal to death.

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.

On the Front Lines of the War Against Hunger in Niger

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country's annual needs. The period between harvests began in April this year, instead of June. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food.

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.

Israeli organization empowers Palestinians to appeal against house demolition threats

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

On a calm morning in the south of the West Bank, Palestinian villagers in At-Tuwani are experiencing two very different types of encounters with Israe...

Afghanistan: Aid group fighting in the frontline - in the battle against poverty

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Oxfam's Zahra Akkerhuys spent a week in rural Afghanistan visiting Oxfam's team. This is her diary. Monday It's hard to get a handle on Afghanistan. ...

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...