Mobile money breaks the cash drought in Zimbabwe

At the height of the drought in Zimbabwe, our mobile cash transfers gave Florence and her family a rare glimpse of hope. We gave Florence a mobile phone so she could receive cash transfers via text to pay for basic food items.

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The women of Somaliland: stories of strength and survival

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The women of Eastern Somaliland are being pushed to the edge, desperately seeking food for their children as their country stands on the brink of famine. We met with six women who told us their stories of strength and survival.

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A mother’s marathon for water in Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, mothers like Ida literally walk a marathon every day, to provide water for their children. The countless hours spent traipsing to collect water takes time that should be spent working or learning — this entrenches the cycle of poverty.

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Tackling poverty by changing minds, systems and lives

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How you are joining forces with people who share the belief that no-one should live in poverty, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves.

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Why is there famine in South Sudan and what can be done

Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and millions more in dire need of help. This is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse.

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Through a Mother’s Eyes: Life in Nduta Refugee Camp

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The Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania is home to more than 55,000 personal stories of survival and hope. Godebrite’s remarkable story is one of them.

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West Africa: the plights of a forgotten crisis

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Having already left everything behind, many displaced families now seek shelter in some of the world’s poorest communities that lack access to basic services like water and sanitation.

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Displaced from home: stories of survival and solidarity in Nigeria

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A largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in Africa, forcing more than 2.6 million people to flee their homes. This story aims to give them a voice.

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These women are fighting against extreme poverty … with bananas.

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Every day Irene would risk her life to water her crops and feed her children. Today, she’s a co-producer at an award-winning banana farm and changing the future for her family. Discover how Oxfam and you make a difference to people in poverty around the world.

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Our gender champions: a story of Sary and Polin

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The Mekong river is a vital resource for poor and vulnerable people in the lower Mekong region, including essential water for fisheries and agriculture. Major development decisions — like dams — can affect the food security of the surrounding communities. The impacts of development on women and ethnic minorities is of particular concern.

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Why you should switch to Fairtrade chocolate this Easter

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You’re powerful as a consumer – what you choose to buy shapes the world we live in and can literally change someone’s life for the better. Fair Trade doesn’t just guarantee a farmer gets paid properly for their hard work. It can also build schools, medical centres and water pumps – helping people lift themselves out of poverty.

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Lilia is prepared for the worst

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Vulnerable communities in The Philippines are struggling to cope with increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather. But, thanks to your support, women like Lilia (pictured) can have an amazing impact.

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Help Josephine prepare for disaster

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Like eight in every ten families in The Philippines, Josephine’s has been impacted by natural disaster. After a tornado struck one night her family lost their crops and livestock- everything they were depending on to get through the months ahead. But this wasn’t a one-off event. Josephine lived through three natural disasters in the following five years.

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Help Tereza grow a garden to feed her children

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In Mozambique, families depend mostly on crops for survival. Besides growing food to consume at home, the produce is a valuable source of income. But in a country recognised as one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, regular drought can mean severe hunger for entire communities.

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Eat Local Feed Global

Oxfam Australia is fortunate to have passionate and knowledgeable prominent Australians supporting our Eat Local Feed Global initiative this October. Met some of the celebrities who are helping to create a world free from hunger and inequality.

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Outpouring of support for the People’s Climate March

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For Oxfam, and for hundreds of millions of people around the world, climate change is about food. It is about the ability of communities to feed themselves. Put simply – a hot world is a hungry world. Extreme weather, unpredictable rains, and rising seas, are making it harder for people to grow and buy enough food to eat.

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Preparing your Eat Local Feed Global Menu

Eat Local Feed Global gets us to bring our mates together for lunch or dinner during the month of October to discuss how climate change is impacting world hunger. To hold your best ever Eat Local Feed Global event, check out Oxfam Shop for some extra special Fairtrade goodies.

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Race to the climate summit

Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger, and rich governments and the big food companies haven’t been doing enough to address it. Next week world leaders will meet in New York for an important summit on climate change. Please join millions of people around the world and take to the streets in support of action on climate change.

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The power of Fairtrade chocolate

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Kuapa Kookoo is the only farmer owned cocoa cooperative in Ghana and the supplier of cocoa for the Oxfam So Fair So Good range available at Oxfam Shop. Thanks to Fair trade sales, they’re creating life-changing social projects for the whole community.

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Love food? Hate the fact that 1 in 8 people still go hungry every single day? Be a #foodhero!

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The global food system is broken. Despite the world producing enough food for everyone, 1 in 8 people go hungry. Extreme weather events. Changing weather patterns. Land grabs by powerful companies leaving poor men and women hungry and homeless. A lack of support from governments for small-scale farmers. These are some of the deep injustices in […]

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A hotter world is a hungrier world

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Climate change will leave families caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions. Last September, the world’s scientists concluded with even greater confidence that climate change is happening and its impacts are set to worsen. This week, […]

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National Day of Climate Action

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We know that action to prevent further changes in our climate is central to food security around the world . Hunger caused by climate change is hitting poor communities in developing countries the hardest. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense and that this change in our climate is […]

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World food on World Food Day

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With World Food Day (October 16) fast approaching a number of Oxfam supporters are preparing their Eat Local Feed Global activities. Eat Local Feed Global is held from the 12th to the 20th of October to increase awareness about injustices in the global food system and raise money for Oxfam’s life changing work. Register to take […]

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If it’s broke, let’s fix it

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With World Food Day (October 16) fast approaching a number of Oxfam supporters are preparing their Eat Local Feed Global activities. Eat Local Feed Global is held from the 12th to the 20th of October to increase awareness about injustices in the global food system and raise money for Oxfam’s life changing work. Register to take […]

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