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today at 01:21. Facebook
Something to make you smile this Friday.

Around the world, more than 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes, escaping war and persecution. Ordinary people like you, who have seen their lives upended by extraordinary circumstances.

As generous people, we can and should do more to help these people.
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yesterday at 05:44. Facebook
Clean water: the most important currency there is. Yet for some people, a lack of this basic necessity means that to take a single sip is to risk killer diseases. Meanwhile, the world’s richest people are making profits so fast that that in just 25 years, the world could see its first trillionaire.

We need an economy that works for everyone, not just the few. Join us in calling for the...
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The inequality crisis is far bigger than we had feared

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Oxfam
01/18/2017 at 23:49. Facebook
It’s official. And you’re right. This DOES sound like a broken record.

2016 was the hottest year on record. So was 2015. And 2014.
This is climate inaction and our government is still failing the climate leadership test. SHARE this video from our friends at The Climate Council if you think Australia needs to stand up and take real action by ending climate pollution and funding fair...
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Oxfam
01/18/2017 at 05:56. Facebook
ICYMI: Oxfam's CE, Dr Helen Szoke was on Sunrise this morning discussing the devastating impacts of inequality and our shocking new report: how the 1% now controls more wealth than the 99% combined.

Read the report:

Massive gap between the rich and poor - watch now

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Oxfam
01/18/2017 at 01:40. Facebook
Corporate tax dodging costs poor countries at least $100 billion every year. That’s enough to provide an education for the 124 million children who aren’t in school, and fund healthcare that could prevent 6 million children dying every year.

So while governments support an economic system that's bent towards the privileged few, fail to tackle tax dodging, or cut spending on education, many...
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01/17/2017 at 06:03. Facebook
In a country where 1 in 3 companies paid no tax last financial year, Australia is not immune to the inequality crisis. Read our Australian fact sheet to find out more: [ Oxfam.org.au Link ]
Oxfam
01/17/2017 at 01:21. Facebook
In the midst of the heated debate over the government’s aggressive bid to claw back $2bn from some of Australia’s most vulnerable people, it's a timely opportunity to look at where wealth is concentrated in Australia - a country where one in three large corporations paid no tax in the past financial year.

"While there have been inroads in eradicating poverty, the stark truth is that the rich...
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It's time to target the top end of town and the obscene profits of the super-rich | Helen Szoke

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Oxfam
01/16/2017 at 00:09. Facebook
1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day. Meanwhile, the world’s 8 richest people – so few they’d all fit in a golf buggy – have a combined wealth the same as the poorest 3.6 billion people’s. Billionaires have done very well out of an economic system that favours the few and leaves too many others behind.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can choose a future where governments act to...
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Oxfam
01/14/2017 at 02:10. Facebook
Climate change is not an abstract concept in Timor Leste.

It already impacts Timor Leste’s shores, devastating the agrarian society. The weather switches between droughts and heavy rains to devastating effect. Natercia (pictured) is part of a community group that identified high risk areas. They took preventive action by planting trees in regions prone to landslide, growing alternative crops...
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Oxfam
01/13/2017 at 00:37. Facebook
BREAKING: Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney now comes in a 50km size!

Always wanted to take on the famous event but worried your legs wouldn't carry you the 100km distance? Never fear, the 50k-er is here.

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 50km: register now

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Oxfam
01/11/2017. Facebook
Together, we can tackle poverty and change lives.
Oxfam
01/11/2017. Facebook
Registrations to host an activity for National Close the Gap Day 2017 are now open.

The aim? To bring people together, to share information — and most importantly — to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

With events being held on Thursday 16 March ranging from workplace morning teas, to sports days, school events and public events in hospitals...
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Oxfam
01/11/2017. Facebook
Toilets are something we take for granted. But schools in Haiti lacked this essential feature. Bertina* used to go the public latrines. “They were open, so when you used them everyone would look at you. I was obliged to use it as there was no other option but I didn't like it, I was afraid of using it as I was so exposed.”

It is not all that surprising that this hygiene and privacy problem...
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Oxfam
01/06/2017. Facebook
Touching scenes from Batangafo, the second largest camp for displaced persons in Chad. More than 25,000 people have found safety in the camp on the outskirts of the city, forced to flee three years ago due to violence and clashes between militia.

Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam Intermón
Oxfam
01/05/2017. Facebook
2016 brought terrifying reminders of what is at stake if we allow big polluters to keep damaging our climate. Floods, catastrophic bushfires, supercell storms, and golf-ball sized hail.

And that’s just in Australia.

Around the world, we’re seeing families and farmers being hit harder and harder by the brutal impacts of climate pollution. The Australian Government must step up to stop big...
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2016 an 'eventful year' of extreme weather events, bureau says

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Oxfam
01/04/2017. Facebook
Devastating reports of the extreme choices people have been forced to make as they flee war, violence and persecution.

We can and must do more to provide assistance to people and families — who continue to endure dreadful circumstances — being denied the right to live free from danger.

Syrian refugees 'selling their organs on the black market'

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Oxfam
01/03/2017. Facebook
Have you got what it takes to tackle 100km of bush trail within 48 hours?

Every year thousands of Australians do just that to raise funds for Oxfam's work fighting poverty.

Download your free 14 Week Training Guide

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Oxfam
12/27/2016. Facebook
One of our most popular posts from the year #Bestof2016

This year, we celebrated 10 years of the Close the Gap campaign.

Registrations are now open to take part in 2017: [ Oxfam.org.au Link ]

10 years of Close the Gap, 10 amazing milestones

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Oxfam
12/24/2016. Facebook
One of our most loved blogs of the year #Bestof2016

Thanks to your generous support, we successfully installed water tanks, clean water systems and toilets all over the world. And we will continue to do so in 2017!

The benefits of clean water in 6 beautiful photographs

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Oxfam
12/23/2016. Facebook
Can you imagine not having access to clean water and a toilet?

Every year during Bangladesh's monsoon season, raw sewage floods the streets in slums like Horijon Polli and Korali, turning homes and children’s play areas into breeding grounds for disease.

This Christmas, you can help us build toilets and shower blocks to keep families safe and give kids in Bangladesh a chance for a healthy,...
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