Australia is learning firsthand what our neighbours have suffered for years

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The bushfires have shown us what climate change looks like. A reality millions are facing today all over the world. We reflect on the crisis and what we can do today.

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How your donation is making dreams come true in Timor-Leste

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Before joining an Oxfam-supported savings group, Francisco struggled to put food on the table for his family. Now, he knows how to manage money and chase his dreams — and his fortunes have turned around.

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Notes from the field: Oxfam in Oecusse, Timor-Leste

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Oxfam’s own Kate Bensen recently flew to Timor-Leste for a firsthand experience of the difficulties faced by our neighbours to survive hunger, and what we are doing to help. She was moved by what she witnessed.

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Children cling to hope of education in Timor-Leste

Children in Timor-Leste have big dreams for the future, like Julmira who would like to be a teacher when she grows up. But their hopes of an education are at risk due to severe, debilitating hunger.

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Could the future of Timor-Leste be decided in New York?

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit will be held in New York next month and has the potential to change the lives of people around the world.

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How Fairtrade coffee is changing lives

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Coffee is crucial to the overall economy of East Timor. It is currently the most important source of foreign exchange and serves as the primary source of income for some 44,000 families. But for the members of Cooperativa Cafe Timor (CCT), the production of Fairtrade coffee is changing their lives one brew at a time.

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Lessons and impressions of Timor-Leste (part one)

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Meet Ari. Ari is volunteering in Timor-Leste with the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD). Working alongside Oxfam, she’ll be sharing her experiences with the Timorese people and Oxfam’s development work on the ground.

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