Oxfam
yesterday at 00:49. Facebook
It's not your average fortune cookie that predicts a #futurefreefrompoverty! But Oxfam Uni groups aren't made up of your average students, either: [ Oxfam.org.au Link ]

These cookies were snapped up and Snapchatted on campus at O-weeks around the country as students (and even pugs) showed us the kind of world they want to create.

#OxfamCommunity
Oxfam
02/27/2017 at 06:06. Facebook
Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost half of the country's population in need of urgent help.

The magnitude of this crisis is unprecedented in the short history of the country.

Why is there a famine in South Sudan?

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Oxfam
02/27/2017 at 02:57. Facebook
Every young Australian should have access to healthcare. Period.

So why in 2017, are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples living with some of the poorest health conditions in the world?

It’s a disgrace. Join us to demand Indigenous health equality. We need our politicians to start listening, to ensure the survival of the world’s oldest living culture.
Oxfam
02/24/2017 at 03:59. Facebook
Famine has been declared in parts of northern-central South Sudan.

People are being pushed to the brink of survival, women and children the worst affected.

In the 30 years that we have been working in the region, never before have we seen such a dire need for food assistance.
Oxfam
02/23/2017 at 06:04. Facebook
The offensive to recapture western #Mosul from ISIS has started putting an estimated 750,000 civilians at risk in Iraq.

Over 190,000 people have already fled and thousands more could leave their homes in the coming weeks. Oxfam is positioning blankets, heaters, hygiene kits and other vital supplies to support families affected by the crisis.
Oxfam
02/23/2017 at 01:33. Facebook
Our work in Tanzania is about so much more than providing clean water and food. It's about giving hope for the future.

Given the right tools and opportunities, people like Buchumi have a fighting chance to feed their families, and work their own way out of poverty.

A Tailor in Tanzania

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Oxfam
02/22/2017 at 01:32. Facebook
This interactive story is sadly, based on real statistics. Australia's First Peoples are being locked up in prison in record numbers and the government is failing them, making unfair decisions that are condemning communities to acute poverty and injustice.

To poor education and poorer health. To places like Don Dale.

This is not a history lesson, this is happening right now. We must come...
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Jacob's story: a second chance or a path to prison? – interactive case study

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Oxfam
02/21/2017. Facebook
We fear that this phase of fighting could carry the highest stakes for civilians yet.

We have distributed vital aid supplies in villages south of Mosul where people are likely to flee, such as blankets, heaters and hygiene kits and plan to support trauma centres in the area.

Difficult battle for western Mosul could displace 400,000 civilians

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Oxfam
02/20/2017. Facebook
Today marks one year since the largest cyclone to ever hit Fiji, Tropical Cyclone Winston, bore down on the island nation.

Families lost their loved ones, homes, schools and farms. The cyclone destroyed water systems, leaving 250,000 people in urgent need of clean water.

Here are stories of hope and recovery, from some of the people you have helped with your generous support.

What Winston left behind

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Oxfam
02/17/2017. Facebook
Maddened by the current debate over climate and energy policy is Australia? So are we!

Coal and climate change are causing devastating impacts for communities around the globe. The world is moving away from coal and fossil fuels, with developing countries leading the charge. Coal is bad for people and bad for the planet. And it has no future in Australia.

Clean Coal: Factsheet

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Oxfam
02/17/2017. Facebook
Your Friday feel good.

Refugees and immigrants fleeing violence and persecution, like Tamem, should be welcomed, not excluded.

#refugeeswelcome
Oxfam
02/16/2017. Facebook
Since his brush with death, Sol has been struck by how many of his friends and colleagues have had heart bypasses.

“They say to me: ‘Brother, you’re now a member of the zipper club.’ But this isn’t a club where we want any new members.”

Sol's second chance

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Oxfam
02/16/2017. Facebook
For the ninth consecutive year the Australian Government has failed to meet its goals in tackling Indigenous disadvantage.

This is unacceptable.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have the solutions to many of the problems that they face. It's time the government start listening to them, rather than talking at them. #CloseTheGap

The Gap Between Indigenous And Non-Indigenous Australians Is Widening

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Oxfam
02/15/2017. Facebook
In Bangladesh last December a series of peaceful demonstrations over low pay resulted in the firing of 1500 workers and the arrest of a further 24 union organisers and activists, many who have since received death threats and bans from working again in the industry.

Clothes from major brands such as H&M, Gap and Zara are made at the factories behind the complaints. But these companies will...
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Free Jailed Labor Activists

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Oxfam
02/15/2017. Facebook
Mahmoud*, 2, kept warm during the harsh Iraqi winter in December with an Oxfam blanket, at a camp for people forced to flee their homes because of fighting against ISIS.

With concerns that the next phase of fighting could carry the highest stakes yet for civilians, we are positioning aid to help respond to a possible further influx of up to 250,000 people.

Along with supporting trauma...
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Oxfam
02/14/2017. Facebook
Thanks to you, the Highlands of PNG are a hive of activity right now.

And we hear the rewards are as sweet as… well, honey!

Beekeeping: a buzzing business in PNG

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Oxfam
02/14/2017. Facebook
Australia’s First Peoples must be heard. Avenues we have travelled previously have failed.

The National Congress is a vital voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but the government has slashed its funding. It's time to set things straight. Tell the PM to fund Congress now:
Oxfam
02/13/2017. Facebook
Stand with Australia's First Peoples. Tell the PM: respect their leadership and fund the National Congress now!

The PM must act now or risk condemning another generation of Aboriginal Australians to acute poverty. Show your support and sign the petition!

#RedfernStatement
#FirstPeoplesFirst

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Oxfam
02/13/2017. Facebook
We're broadcasting live from Parliament House in Canberra this morning!

Pull up a seat and join the Co-Chairs of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Australia as they present the #RedfernStatement to Malcolm Turnbull's MP Office Bill Shorten MP Senator Richard Di Natale
Oxfam
02/13/2017. Facebook
Do you know what the National Congress is?

It’s a democratic forum where Australia's First Peoples develop solutions against disadvantage. Solutions that work. But with its funding slashed, their voice for positive change won’t be heard.

This morning, the National Congress will address the Prime Minister - stay tuned to hear the #RedfernStatement address on FacebookLive from 8am EST.