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Natasha Stott Despoja with Awa in one of her fields. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Making a difference in Burkina Faso

In a video blog she recorded while in Burkina Faso for Oxfam recently, former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja describes her visit to Koutoula Yarce village, where she saw a cash-for-work program in action and met an amazing woman called Awa. Read more »
Fara, a widowed mother of nine, who Louise met in Niamey. Photo: Louise Mooney/OxfamAUS

Rain and hope in Niger

On her second day in Niger, Oxfam’s Louise Mooney wakes up to much-needed rain, and meets one of Oxfam’s beneficiaries, widowed mother-of-nine Fara, who tells her, “May God help the people of Australia for helping us”. Read more »
Kadija Hamsoou and her son Haruna, collecting household items in Niamey, Niger. Photo: Louise Mooney/OxfamAUS

West Africa: a long-term plan

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Louise Mooney is the humanitarian program coordinator for Oxfam Australia’s Africa unit, and is currently in Niger to see how our response to the West Africa food crisis is unfolding. Here, she reports from her first full day in Niamey. Read more »
Photo: Holly Pickett/Oxfam

West Africa food crisis: a powerful bond

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Oxfam America’s Elizabeth Stevens and Holly Pickett noticed a powerful force at work in this emergency when they were in Senegal recently: the bond between mothers and children. Read more »
Andrew and Natasha meet some women who have benefited from Oxfam's cash-for-work program. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Reflections from Burkina Faso

Oxfam Australia’s ED Andrew Hewett reflects on his experiences in Burkina Faso: the scenes he’ll never forget, the people he met, and their need for our solidarity during these extremely trying times. Read more »
Andrew Hewett and Natasha Stott Despoja meets residents of Mentao Refugee camp. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

On the ground in West Africa

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Oxfam’s Andrew Hewett and former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja are currently visiting Burkina Faso, one of the West African countries experiencing terrible food shortages. On their first day, they visited Mentao refugee camp. Read more »
Muntu Valdo, musician, Cameroon. Photo: Charlotte Wales/Oxfam

“We are all African”

Some of African most talented musicians, actors and writers have joined forces in support of West Africa, writing a public letter urging world leaders to support the region with emergency aid and long-term investment. Read more »
Photo: Harry Borden/Oxfam

A long way from Hogwarts: Bonnie Wright in West Africa

Better known as Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter films, actress Bonnie Wright is also an Oxfam Ambassador. And it was in this role that she visited Senegal recently, to find out more about how the food crisis is affecting vulnerable communities. Read more »
Damon Albarn and Afel Bocoum perform together in Bamako. Photo: Simon Phipps/Oxfam

Damon Albarn unplugged in Mali for Oxfam

Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has joined forces with Malian musician Afel Bofoum and Oxfam to raise awareness of the West Africa food crisis via the universal medium of music. Read more »

Video dispatch from Niger

Oxfam’s Chee Chee Leung files her second video update from West Africa – this time from Niamey, Niger. Read more »