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Talking clean water at the WASH Conference

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is one of Oxfam’s key areas of expertise. So naturally, we’re pleased to be involved with the second WASH Conference in Brisbane later this month. Read more »
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Mechanical advantage: rice farming just got easier in Cambodia

A new weeding tool for Cambodian rice farmers combined with innovative growing techniques leads to harvests double in size. Read more »
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Protecting the vulnerable in Port-au-Prince

Johny Estor of Oxfam Great Britain talks about his work as a protection officer in his native city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read more »

Spreading the clean water message in PNG

In this short video, I talk to Krissy Nicholson, Oxfam’s Hygiene Promotion Coordinator, about our network of communty health promters in Papua New Guinea (PNG). These volunteers are helping Oxfam to spread the message about clean water and hygiene throughout their communities. Read more »

Bucket hygiene kits saving lives in PNG

Hygiene Promotion Coordinator, Krissy Nicholson, talks about Oxfam’s distribution of bucket hygiene kits, in the East Sepik region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The kits are a simple and inexpensive solution that are helping to save lives, in the face of a cholera outbreak in the region. Read more »

Copper mine devastates Marinduque

When Marcopper started mining copper on Marinduque Island in the Philippines four decades ago, local communities could not have predicted the devastation it would bring. For more than 20 years, Marcopper dumped millions of tonnes of toxic mine waste into Marinduque’s seas and polluted its rivers. As a result, people have lost their health, livelihoods […] Read more »

Surrounded by a river of cholera: Part 2

Part 2 in our series of posts from a unique village in Papua New Guinea that’s built entirely on the Sepik River. The community there faces may health challenges, and Oxfam is helping to reduce the risk of disease. Read more »

Surrounded by a river of cholera: Part 1

Chris Johnson travels to Papua New Guinea to meet people in a very unique village unlike anywhere else on the planet. Kambaramba 1 literally rises up out of the Sepik River and is now surrounded by a deadly, invisible disease infecting the water the makes up its very foundation. Read more »
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Helping gardens grow

Somawathi Gunapala, from Pillanduwa village, in central Sri Lanka picks ripe snake beans from the vegetable garden she has established with four other community members, with Oxfam Australia’s support. Environmentally friendly home gardens are helping poor families in Sri Lanka grow more food to eat and earn an income. Quintos Andesinghe walks in from the […] Read more »

Keep the dream

In South Africa over 1.5 million children are orphaned as a result of HIV. Keep the Dream 196, is a community-based child protection organisation that uses mentoring programs to provide better care for orphans and vulnerable children. He went from failing school to getting a bursary to do computer programming so he’s changed his life. […] Read more »