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  • Peacekeepers in South Sudan
    Pressure South Sudan's leaders to end war and hunger
    A group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are calling for international pressure on South Sudan's leadership to end the nine-month civil war. A statement from the group was released yesterday ahead of a United Nations meeting.Civilians...
  • Minnie Driver is working with Oxfam International to fight poverty
    Minnie Driver is working with Oxfam International to fight poverty
    Aside from being a well respected actress Minnie Driver is also a humanitarian. Recently Driver has traveled to Southeast Asia to help fight poverty reported People on July 24, 2014. Driver hopes to pass on her deep dedication to giving back to...
  • Sharon Corr
    Sharon Corr steps out to the front, and without compromise
    Following a six-week tour of the States, Ireland’s Sharon Corr stopped in New York for another round of media promotion in support of her acclaimed new album The Same Sun.“Any excuse to be in New York!” she said, speaking to a...
  • WFP providing aid inside South Sudan
    Hunger worsens in South Sudan as peace deal reached
    As a peace deal has been reached in South Sudan's conflict, there are also alarming reports of a worsening hunger crisis. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today that civilians in areas isolated by conflict are facing severe hunger.WFP...
  • South Sudan humanitarian crisis
    South Sudan's tragedy: loaded guns and empty stomachs
    Charities, including Oxfam and CARE, have just released an urgent report on South Sudan titled "Loaded Guns and Empty Stomachs." They are calling for action to help the conflict-torn nation as it suffers from severe shortages of food and...
  • John Kerry
    Kerry threatens Israel
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Feb 1 threatened Israel with boycotts stating that; “You see for Israel there’s an increasing de-legitimization campaign that has been building up. There...
  • Scarlett Johansson SodaStream Partnership
    Scarlett Johansson steps down from her role of ambassador with Oxfam
    Scarlett Johansson is no longer the global ambassador for Oxfam. The actress split ways with the international charity after criticism over her Super Bowl ad for SodaStream, according to The Washington Post on Jan. 30.Johansson said in a statement...
  • Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
    Twitter erupts over photoshopped Scarlett Johannson as 'Black Widow' poster
    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" opens on March 26, which means Marvel had better start promoting the heck out of film, right? Twitter, though,cried foul on Thursday, as with a body like Scarlett Johansson's though, is it really...
  • 85 of the richest people in the world have just as much money as half of the world population according to Oxfam.
    85 richest people in world own half of global wealth: New Oxfam report for WEF
    The richest 85 people in the world have as much wealth combined as half of the world’s population. This is from Oxfam’s latest report that focuses on the widening economic inequality. Oxfam, which is a well-respected agency, released...
  • Typhoon relief
    How to help typhoon victims in the Philippines without being scammed
    The tragic news coming out of the Philippines has many seeking ways to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in a Nov. 12 “Scam Alert,” is urging those who wish to assist in relief efforts to exercise...
  • Thrillcall Benefit Concert Series
    Thrillcall Benefit Concert Series
    "Are you a fan of live music?" Thrillcall has partnered with Oxfam America to host a free benefit concert series at Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston St.) exclusively for those who have downloaded the Thrillcall app. The Thrillcall app and...
  • Securing community buy-in for Oxfam's 'Sweet Justice'
    Securing community buy-in for Oxfam's 'Sweet Justice'
    This is part two of my four-part series “Sweet Surprises of planning Oxfam’s ‘Sweet Justice: Choosing Chocolates’” of first-person articles about volunteering with international development and aid organization Oxfam...
  • Food for Peace in Afghanistan
    U.S. Food for Peace and WFP feeding hungry Afghans
    Many people are accustomed to having three meals a day. Imagine though if you were allowed just one meal a day for an extended period of time. How would this affect your health, your work? If you were a child how would you be able to go to school...
  • Fields of Dust in Afghanistan- Drought and hunger strike the country
    Afghanistan hunger crisis deepens, donors not responding
    The hunger crisis is dangerously escalating in Afghanistan. Drought has struck 14 provinces putting over two million people at risk of severe hunger and malnutrition. The response of international donors has been poor despite warnings being issued...
  • Presenter Scarlett Johansson poses in the press room during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    Scarlett Johansson visits Horn of Africa as Oxfam Ambassador (video)
    Scarlett Johansson visits Horn of Africa as Oxfam Ambassador (video)On September 23, 2011, Hollywood actress and Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson visited the Horn of Africa to see the effects of the drought first hand. According to a press...