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Loneliness in Jakarta

Jakarta was so quiet— almost everyone had gone back to their villages to spend time with their families. In the evening I could hear the echoes of prayers across the city. I felt very touched- but also mixed with a deep sense of sadness because I was unable to be with my family. Without work it is just too expensive to travel back home to South Sumatra. Read more »

Just Scraping By: Everyday life around my home

As a worker on a low wage, sometimes I get scared when I imagine my future. I worry that when I am elderly my own situation won’t be that different from my neighbours. Even in their old age they have to work very hard just to scrape by. Read more »

Standing Up to Make Some Noise

One of our great Make Poverty History volunteers, Ally Kvisle, has put together a video showing the events of Stand Up 2010 in Sydney. Read more »

Help us make the most of this opportunity

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Oxfam Australia’s Executive Director Andrew Hewett outlines our key asks of the new government on climate change, indigenous equality, aid spending and asylum seekers. Read more »

Stand Up in Sydney

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It was a glorious day in Sydney for Stand Up 2010 – with indigenous dance performances alongside harmonicas, whistles and rice shakers. All to Make A Noise for the MDGs! Read more »

UN MDG Summit: a plan for action?

On the eve of the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, it is time for Australia to push for real action to rescue the MDGs Read more »

Make Poverty History newspaper delivery

In August, hundreds of Make Poverty History volunteers distributed 50,000 copies of our free newspaper ‘EMC’ on the streets of Melbourne, raising awareness and educating about the need to eradicate global poverty. Check out the video of this huge stunt. Read more »

Make Poverty History release free newspaper

Hundreds of Make Poverty History volunteers came together today to distribute a free newspaper to commuters to coincide with the United Nations Department of Public Information conference on global health. Read more »

GOOD design a poster on the MDGs

GOOD Magazine have announced the winner of their latest project – to design a poster marking the progress the global community has made in reaching the Millennium Development Goals. Read more »

Make your Wish to End Poverty

You can make your wish to end global poverty, and contribute to the largest anti-poverty movement in history. Add your wish to the Make Poverty History Wishing Tree, and ensure your political leaders hear your voice. Read more »