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Dear G8 Leaders, don’t lie about your aid

The Leaders of the top eight economies in the world are coming to the G8 Summit in Deauville, France this year with a lot of explaining to do. Read more »
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jones Jr. hands a meal to a girl in Samarra, Iraq, March 31, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Ian M. Terry

Whose aid is it anyway?

Today Oxfam published a report that looks at a worrying trend we’re seeing in international assistance: the militarization and politicisation of aid. The report entitled “Whose aid is it anyway?” looks at how key donors are now going down the route of allocating aid dollars heavily based on their military, security and geopolitical interests. It also looks at how donors are too often spending aid on security-driven projects that have proved expensive, ineffective and sometimes dangerous for their intended beneficiaries. Read more »

ONE's Living Proof campaign

Newly launched, the ONE campaign in the US are running a new project called Living Proof, which aims to tell the real story of incredible progress being achieved by some of the world’s poorest people. Read more »

Save the Children iPhone game

Here in the Oxfam office, we’re having fun with the new iPhone/iPad app from Save the Children. Read more »

Water in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has been one of the main recipients of Australian aid for more than 20 years. Yet in all of this time the percentage of population without clean water has remained at a pathetic 60%. Only two in five people have access to clean water – in a country that is closer to Australia than New Zealand. Read more »

Afghans left out of aid decisions

Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andew Hewett argues that real progress in Afghanistan will only be made with the involvement of the Afghan people. Read more »

Help us make the most of this opportunity

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Oxfam Australia’s Executive Director Andrew Hewett outlines our key asks of the new government on climate change, indigenous equality, aid spending and asylum seekers. Read more »

World Humanitarian Day

Today (August 19th) is World Humanitarian Day, and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has produced a video celebrating aid workers across the globe. Read more »
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Does aid work?

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Oxfam GB have produced a great animation detailing the effectiveness of aid, outlining where aid has made a difference to millions of lives in many of the poorest parts of the world. Read more »
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Robin Hood down – but not out – at G20 Summit

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After the G8 disgracefully dropped the ball on aid at what has been dubbed the ‘Summit of shame’, the G20 have missed their chance to score against poverty by failing to move towards a Robin Hood Tax on banks. Read more »