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Date: Jun 2013

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GROW campaign banners at Glastonbury 2011

Long may the rebellion continue – Phil Bloomer's farewell to Oxfam

Today, we say goodbye to Phil Bloomer who, after 18 years at Oxfam and eight years as Campaigns and Policy Director, is leaving to take on the role of Executive Director at the Business and Human...

Comprehensive Spending Review: crudely capping costs will undermine livelihoods

Before today's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) statement, George Osborne announced that he wouldn't be making any further immediate cuts in the welfare bill, in his bid to find £11 billion...

Tackling poverty needs 'radical action', not more economic failure

Government action on poverty and inequality tinkers around the edges of our economy but success depends on more radical measures, writes Judith Robertson, head of Oxfam Scotland. ...

Mwajuma Mbonde harvesting rice in KIPO, RUFIJI DISTRICT, TANZANIA. Credit: Aubrey Wade/OXFAM

What the G8 forgot

What did the G8 forget about food security?  Jodie Thorpe shares some lessons from Oxfam's work on tipping the balance in support of farmers. ...

Image from the alternate court against femicide

'We will not allow their deaths to go unpunished.' Join the day of action against femicide in Honduras

A day of action is taking place in Honduras on Wednesday to show solidarity with the 3,000 mothers, daughters and sisters who have been violently killed in that country in the last decade. Jacky...

Carmen and her family in their home in Sobrenia, Bolivia. Credit: Peter Tecks/Oxfam

What it feels like when food prices leap

As well-fed world leaders discuss hunger as part of the G8 summit, the voices of those going without is often missed. Cat Meredith looks at Oxfam's recent  Squeezed report to hear personal...

Campaigners celebrate the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty in New York, 3 June 2013. Credit: Oxfam

From a vision to a global treaty in 10 years: celebrating the Arms Trade Treaty

After 10 years of campaigning, history was made on 3 June 2013, when the Arms Trade Treaty was signed at the UN in New York. Here, Anna Macdonald, head of arms control for Oxfam, gives her thanks...

900,000 more in poverty – time to change course?

Figures released by the government today confirm that the real incomes of 900,000 people fell below the poverty line in the year 2011/12, an increase in poverty equivalent to the size of Manchester...

Humankind Index: our new approach to measuring prosperity, one year on

As the G8 leaders prepare to gather in Belfast and there are renewed calls to look beyond GDP, Oxfam Scotland releases its second Humankind Index (HKI) results, an attempt to do just that. ...

Mwajuma Mbonde harvesting rice in KIPO, RUFIJI DISTRICT, TANZANIA. Credit: Aubrey Wade/OXFAM

Return on Investment: What have we gained from the New Alliance?

At its inception, Oxfam was critical of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. Eric Muñoz of Oxfam America has been on a fact-finding mission to New Alliance countries and...