Sundaradevi holds two of her chickens. Photo: Tom Greenwood/OxfamAUS

Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Sundaradevi’s story (part 2)

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She survived the floods and stayed strong when her husband left her. She got her land back after her father-in-law mortgaged it, and now she provides for her family by growing SRI rice and breeding chickens. Little wonder that Sundaradevi feels “both strong and confident” these days. Interview by Marion Reid Can you describe your […]

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Introducing our new Global Ambassador, Baaba Maal

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We’re thrilled to announce our latest Oxfam Ambassador, Baaba Maal. The singer, who was recently in Australia for WOMADelaide, is urging the world to respond to the food crisis in West and Central Africa before it’s too late.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Sundaradevi’s story (part 1)

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This week, we introduce you to Alagaiah Sundaradevi, a single mother from the village of Dimbulagala. Unlike Chandrani and Indrani, Sundaradevi isn’t a home gardener (yet). Instead, she’s stopping hunger through SRI rice farming — an organic method of rice-growing that produces higher yields than the traditional method and is more resistant to flood and […]

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Indrani (part 2)

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In part two of her interview, Indrani talks about being her family’s primary breadwinner, encouraging other villagers to start their own home gardens, and the joys of raising chickens.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Indrani (part 1)

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After surviving the tsunami and years of poverty, Indrani is now thriving, thanks to her involvement in our home gardening program. Her inspiring story of transformation starts here.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Chandrani’s story (part 2)

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“The most important thing I have received from Oxfam is new knowledge … I have my self confidence and I can do anything.” In part two of her interview, Chandrani tells us how she’s growing a better future along with her vegetables.

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Design a better future for GROW

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With less than a week to go before applications close, our joint design competition with Red Bubble is hotting up! Get your entry in soon for your chance to help shape the look of our GROW campaign.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Chandrani’s story (part 1)

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Meet Chandrani, the ‘face’ of our Stop Hunger Appeal. Once a poorly-paid labourer, she now runs a home garden business that allows her to feed her family and earn a living from selling the surplus. But she didn’t do it alone.

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World Water Day — 22 March 2012

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World Water Day (22 March) was established by the UN to raise public awareness about safe water. This year, its focus is the relationship between water and food security – a topic Oxfam Australia just happens to know a thing or two about…

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CHOGM potential not quite reached

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CHOGM has come and CHOGM has gone with much talk about the lack of any tangible results that warrant the expense of bringing 53 of the world’s leaders together, especially in the area of human rights.

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Harvesting a brighter future: Ganesh and Anusaya

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After years working as underpaid farm labourers, young Katkari couple Ganesh and Anusaya are now cultivating their own crops and enjoying a life free of exploitation. This is their story.

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Harvesting a brighter future: Buddhaji and Suman

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Having lived through land grabs when they were growing up, young Katkari couple Buddhaji and Suman are determined that their own children will have a better life.

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This October, why not GROW with us?

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With the current food crisis unfolding in East Africa, Oxfam is declaring Oct 15-22 as GROW Week – and we’re inviting you to host your own event to raise awareness and much-needed funds. Our volunteer Larissa explains…

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Harvesting a brighter future: Tanaabai and Tukaram

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With four adult children to support and seasonal farm work their only source of income, Tanaabai and Tukaram were doing it tough, until they learned about the Forest Rights Act …

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Mapping food price rises

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We’ve just launched our global food crisis map, detailing a range of locations around the world that are currently struggling with chronic food shortages.

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Refugees in Dadaab search for shelter

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The largest refugee complex in the world, northern Kenya’s Dadaab camp is desperately overcrowded and struggling to provide shelter for the 9,000+ people arriving from drought-stricken Somalia every week.

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Speed is crucial, as Somalia faces biggest crisis in over a decade

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More than one third of Somalia’s population are in need of humanitarian assistance, thanks to drought and ongoing conflict. Many of them are making the long, difficult trip to Kenya in search of a better future.

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Hirsi Farah Ali. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Drought and rising prices leave Somaliland families struggling for food

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The worst drought in 60 years and rising food prices mean that families in Somaliland are struggling to find enough to eat and drink. These are some of their stories.

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