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Rebuilding livelihoods in Solomon Islands
Timothy Vuria was an angry drunk. He used to disappear for days at a time, spending the family’s money on alcohol in town and finally coming home in a rage. As Timothy shouted and smashed anything in sight, his older kids had to jump out the window in the middle of the night and run for safety, sleeping out in the bush.
Jason Garman, Oxfam's Communications Specialist, blogs from the Solomon Islands... On the Solomon Airlines flight from Brisbane coming into Honiara, the view below has just changed from pure blue ocean to pure white clouds.
Foreign Affairs and Trade is an issue that many Kiwis care about, but with it taking more of a backseat in the 2014 election campaigns, Oxfam decided to provide a platform for parties to explain their stances on foreign affairs issues. We were joined by spokespeople for the Labour Party (David Shearer), the Green Party (Barry Coates), and New Zealand First (NZF) (Brent Pierson). Oxfam's Policy Intern Moana-Lyn Te Whata summarises what they said...
Today New Zealand became the 45th country to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international, legally binding agreement to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons.
New Zealand's role in the Pacific renewable energy sector: A guest blog from Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute
Rachael Le Mesurier, Oxfam New Zealand's Executive Director, is at the UN conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, and here provides an overview of the climate, sea level and other issues that are going to be on the agenda.
Oxfam's campaigns intern Joseph Mirikitani-Florendo reflects on the shared Polynesian heritage between his homeland, Hawai'i, and his adopted home, Aotearoa.
In Gaza, delivering safe water is filled with danger. "I've heard the sound of explosions while driving from one shelter to another. I feared that the next bomb would fall where I was working," says Mahmoud Hneif, who has been driving trucks filled with clean drinking water for thousands of families who have fled their homes.