Help farming families in Ghana leave poverty behind with clean water and compost solutions.

Nurturing land and life in Ghana

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Poverty is a complex problem with many causes. But when you break it down, sometimes the best solutions are remarkably simple — like compost.

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25 years after Oslo, young Palestinians bear the brunt of its failures

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A new photo essay captures the lives of young Palestinians that have been shaped by a systematic denial of rights, despite the promises of the Oslo Accords.

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A Tailor in Tanzania

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Once, Buchumi was a primary school teacher. But when war broke out, he was forced to flee to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Here is life would change forever.

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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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Beekeeping: a buzzing business in PNG

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Several years ago Kelly Inae came up with the idea of “Mountain Honey”, a honey making business to help farmers in rural areas by training them as beekeepers. Yet, despite his best intentions, he soon realised it wasn’t possible to do it all for free.

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Look back on your achievements

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2016 was a year of massive upheaval for many people across the world. But it was not all bad news. Together with Oxfam, you’ve been there, and given hope to millions of people.

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Save Australian Aid

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As part of the mid-year budget outlook (MYEFO), the government yesterday announced a third cut to the aid budget of $3.7 billion. This brings the cuts to aid announced by this Government to $11.3 billion in just one year.

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Australians of the Year join the Movement to End Poverty

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A group of prominent Australians have added their voice to The Movement to End Poverty and have called on leaders from all sides of politics to support an increase of foreign aid to 50 cents in every $100 of gross national income by 2016 in order to tackle global poverty. Research biologist Sir Gustav Nossal, […]

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Melissa Parke hears the Movement To End Poverty

74,000+ Strong Movement to End Poverty petition handed to Minister for International Development Melissa Parke. On World Humanitarian Day (Monday 19 August), Oxfam Australia’s Board Chair, Dr Jane Hutchison and Oaktree WA State Director, Simon Bunstead  handed  over the Movement to End Poverty petition, signed by 74,725 people, to the Minister for International Development, Melissa […]

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Let’s Get Political for Overseas Aid!

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By Melissa Ho – Oxfam Australia Volunteer I used to hate politics. Yet somehow this year I became a political activist… gosh it must have been something I ate. From dressing up as a giant corn for Oxfam’s GROW campaign, I now found myself helping to organise an electoral forum. On Tuesday evening, a joint […]

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Putting food on the table

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In Timor-Leste almost 50% of children are chronically malnourished. Our aid is helping small-scale farmers like Natercia feed their children and their villages but the Australian Government can do more. Sign the petition to call on the Australian Government to increase aid to those most in need. Growing up with two younger sisters and two […]

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4500km Global Poverty Walk – the finish line

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By Tom Maker – Campaigns & Events Management Intern A question I often hear in relation to an issue as immense as global poverty is ‘What can I, as an individual person do?’ The issue of global poverty needs more individuals like Matt Napier. Matt, a landscape gardener by trade, along with his incredible wife […]

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Join the Movement to End Poverty

With a Federal Election looming this year, it’s time to join together with other Australians to show support for doing our part to end extreme poverty. Because we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty, Oxfam Australia is joining the Movement to End Poverty. This is a joint action of the Make Poverty History […]

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Cabinet rallies to Make Poverty History while PM discusses new UN leadership role

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Last night, prior to the Perth Community Cabinet, four Government Ministers, the Attorney General and a Parliamentary Secretary joined forces with local Fremantle MP to support the Make Poverty History campaign. Fremantle MP, Melissa Parke, together with Attorney General, Nicola Roxon; Minister for Employment, Kate Ellis; Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek; Minister for Broadband, and […]

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Jamie Briggs MP shows his support for Make Poverty History

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On a very cold and wet evening, members of the Mt Barker community braved the wintery conditions to participate in the Road to 2015 launch.  Mr Jamie Briggs MP, the Federal member for Mayo, generously took time out of his busy schedule to open the exhibition that will be running at the Mt Barker Community […]

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Meeting Mike

Recently, Peter Leahy of Care Australia and I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Kelly, the federal MP in Eden Monaro electorate to speak about all thing Make Poverty History. Mr Kelly was genuinely interested in talking to us about all the issues concerned with the Make Poverty History campaign, taking an hour out of […]

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Gertruida and Roseline bring songs of hope to WA

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For two stormy  winter days in Perth we were visited by two extraordinary women from South Africa on a whirlwind tour of the country visiting politicians, speaking to the media and being at the centre of public events for the both the GROW and Make Poverty History campaigns. Roseline Presence and Gertruida Barman’s inspiring stories […]

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On the road to Make Poverty History!

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By Barbara Tibu, Oxfam Brisbane Campaigns Team volunteer Aid works. It makes a difference. That’s something I’m starting to get a greater sense of since joining the volunteer team and helping plan the Make Poverty History “Road to 2015” photo exhibitions. As a uni student studying politics and international studies (with an assignment to write […]

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CHOGM potential not quite reached

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CHOGM has come and CHOGM has gone with much talk about the lack of any tangible results that warrant the expense of bringing 53 of the world’s leaders together, especially in the area of human rights.

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Sneaky Business marches through Indonesia

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More than 240 people from around the world have joined Sneaky Business—an online march to demand workers’ rights in the footwear industry.

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Abuse part of daily bread for Converse workers

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Women making Converse sneakers at the Pou Chen Group factory in Sukabumi have been kicked, slapped and taunted by their supervisors.

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Aid: a view from the street

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Our friends over at the ONE campaign in the UK recently took to the streets to find out what the general public already knew about foreign aid spending.

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KRudd shares his 3things to change the world

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Alex from Sydney University recently had the opportunity to ask Kevin Rudd what he would do to change the world.

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