On the frontline of the pandemic

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Oxfam Australia’s Programs Director, Anthea Spinks, highlights the threat of coronavirus to people in vulnerable communities including refugee camps.

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Pacific Islands Forum 2019: Fun in Funafuti

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Advocacy Lead Simon Bradshaw reports back from the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu

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Buried Treasure – Aussie mining companies behaving badly in West Africa

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Whilst Australian mining companies are extracting precious and finite resources from countries across Africa, it is unclear if any of the wealth is benefiting the local community and the country as a whole.

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Donate now to help mothers in Malawi like Eliza protect their children from chronic malnutrition

Eliza’s story: Preventing malnutrition in Malawi

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Donate now to help mothers in Malawi like Eliza protect their children from chronic malnutrition.

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Igniting change: Shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific

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Oxfam is working towards shifting harmful gender norms in the Pacific.

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Clean water means a bright future

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Thanks to Oxfam supporters, Miriam’s community in rural Zambia has clean, safe, water every single day.

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Thank you for tackling poverty with us in 2018

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When people needed help in 2018, you gave them hope.

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Leading the way along the Salween River

How one local woman is mobilising villages to show their love for the free-flowing river, and defying those who wish to exploit it.

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Cycling with Grace in Malawi

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We know that education gives young people a path out of poverty. But the pathway to education is, quite literally, long and bumpy in Southern Malawi. So we’re breaking the cycle of poverty with… well, with cycles.

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Garma: we need to proudly celebrate Australia’s cultural heritage

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Hear from Oxfam’s Alex Garay, who travelled to Arnhem Land for the 20th Anniversary of the Garma Festival.

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“We only need water”

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The water crisis in Nepal is so acute that in Darchula, a group of women came together to advocate for clean water to be brought to their village.

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The struggle for clean water — dispatch from Far West Nepal

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Oxfam’s Kate Bensen reports from the field in Far West Nepal, where nearly 3 in 4 people survive on dirty, unsafe water.

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Kiran nepal water pregnant

Nine months pregnant, Kiran carries heavy loads of water to survive

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Kiran, who is nine months pregnant, just wants her children to grow up healthy and strong. But she has no access to clean water and she must walk long distances to collect water from a dirty well.

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Nur*, 18 stands outside the Oxfam toilet that was installed near where she and her family have set up a home high on a hill in Balukali Camp, Bangladesh

Foreign aid: Australia must match the generosity of those we’re helping

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Australia needs a generous and stable aid program that leaves no one behind, bolsters the capacity and responsibility of countries to provide for all their people, and helps to build resilience in an increasingly risky world.

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Living, loving, laughing proof of human resilience

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With five grandchildren in her care, Zivei survived the worst of Zimbabwe’s drought with her spirit and humour intact.

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Working with our First Peoples – a history

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In this edited extract from the book Practical Visionaries, Susan Blackburn explains how Oxfam’s predecessor, Community Aid Abroad (CAA), began working with Aboriginal communities in Australia more than 40 years ago.

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Bearing witness on Manus Island

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Oxfam Australia’s Humanitarian Lead, Meg Quartermaine, traveled to Manus Island as part of an Australian delegation of INGOs to explore and understand the situation of refugees and asylum seekers detained there.

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A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families are living in makeshift camps, without shelter and clean water. If they’re lucky, they may have plastic sheeting to sleep under, but mostly they are huddled under sarongs.

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We’d like to dedicate this one to you

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Last week, thanks to your support, Oxfam Australia was presented with ‘Best Social Innovation’ at the 2017 Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies awards for our Weather Index Insurance scheme in Sri Lanka.

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Helping Ghana’s poorest women turn money into honey

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Augustina’s life was soured by hunger and uncertainty, until she was empowered, with the help of Oxfam, to start her own honey business.

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Women face hunger and hardship in rural Ghana

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In rural Ghana, the odds are stacked against women like Beatrice. Unable to take part in the agriculture that sustains the region Beatrice breaks rocks to sell as gravel to get by — and still, her grandchildren go hungry.

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Meet the women in Ghana who are turning honey into money

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Augustina, a mother of three, is defying tradition and gender inequality in rural Ghana, with her own thriving honey business.

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In rural Ghana, the greatest burden is carried by women

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In rural Ghana, the pangs of the Hungry Season are felt in all corners of the community. But the greatest burden is felt by women.

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Notes from the field: Zimbabwe

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Oxfam’s Kate Bensen travelled to Zimbabwe to see first-hand how you’re helping us respond to the hunger crisis. She couldn’t believe how different it is to what she’d imagined.

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