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Haiti earthquake: One of the toughest weeks ever for Oxfam staff

Responding to the Haiti earthquake has been one of the toughest challenges Oxfam has ever faced in its history of delivering aid. One week after the earthquake struck, aid is beginning to get through.  However, the impact of the earthquake on Oxfam’s Haitian and international staff, the logistical challenges combined with a destroyed office and […]

We must cancel Haiti’s debt

Even before the recent earthquake, Haiti was weighed down by $891 million of debts. Email the head of the IMF to demand that they cancel Haiti’s debt immediately to make sure that earthquake relief doesn’t create a new debt burden. Find out more

Cold threatens typhoon survivors in Laos

Typhoon Ketsana hit southern Laos in September 2009, causing flooding, strong winds and heavy rainfall. Oxfam focused on providing access to safe water, emergency food supplies and livelihoods support. Now, months later the onset of the colder weather presents a threat to the most vulnerable survivors. Oxfam is providing blankets and jackets to help ward […]

Help the world’s poorest this Christmas, with gifts that give twice

Australians wanting to give to others this Christmas can support poor communities simply by buying beautiful handcrafted gifts, according to international aid agency Oxfam.

If the gifts are fair trade, such as those in Oxfam’s shops, they will ‘give twice’ by helping the communities who produce them become more independent and sustainable, while also making wonderful, unique gifts in their own right.

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (5 December 2009) is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our Oxfam volunteers – the backbone of our organisation. Want to be a part of something bigger? Find out how.

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