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Community groups bring new energy to Oxfam Walk Against Want ? first walks for 2007 kick off in April and May

Oxfam Walk Against Want returns to its early community roots in 2007. Community groups will be running the event this year and will fundraise for Oxfam Australia in order to assist disadvantaged people in over 28 countries and in Indigenous Australia. Enthusiastic supporters will get the first walks underway in the ACT, VIC, NSW and TAS in April and May.

Actor Scarlett Johansson visits India & Sri Lanka; commits to helping end poverty

Actor Scarlett Johansson has joined international agency Oxfam in the fight against poverty following a life-changing trip to India and Sri Lanka. During her ten-day visit, Scarlett learned how investing in education and basic health-care are vital to saving lives and lifting millions of poor children and families out of poverty. She also met Indian women who’ve survived domestic violence and Tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka.

Oxfam flies in relief supplies to assist thousands affected by devastating floods in Mozambique

International aid agency Oxfam will fly out with 14 tonnes of water, sanitation and hygiene equipment on Thursday 15 February to help thousands of people who have been left homeless by severe flooding in Mozambique. Heavy rains and rising flood waters are forecast to continue in the region this week, which threatens to worsen the situation of up to 285,000 people living in vulnerable areas.

Climate Change? Greenhouse gases? Add to it toxic waste dumping by Australian miners

Australian, Canadian and US mining companies that persist in dumping billions of tonnes of toxic heavy metals such as mercury and lead into the rivers and oceans of some of the world’s poorest countries are causing irreversible environmental damage as well as driving human poverty. This warning by a coalition of human rights groups and mining watchdogs as mining ministers from the Asia-Pacific gather in Perth this week for a summit.

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