Armed with steely determination, a strong sense of social justice and ‘creative budgets’, the Year Sixes at St Margaret’s Primary School in Maribyrnong are just one of the many schools who’ve worked to tackle poverty together with us this year.
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.
Today, the world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. About 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger, severe levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.
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.
Oxfam Australia's Daisy Gardener shares how she felt when she discovered that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, an organisation co-founded by her father, won the Nobel Peace Prize.