They’re all improving lives in Papua New Guinea! Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the largest country in the Pacific, with a population of 7.5 million people. 80% of the population live in rural areas – most of which rely on farming their land for food with little opportunity to sell what they reap in order to pay for things like improved housing, school fees, and making investments into their farming businesses.
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Ida Bere, Zimbabwe. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/OxfamAUS We don’t have to go far to get water here in New Zealand. We can just turn on the kitchen tap, the bathroom tap, the outdoor hose, pop to the dairy, open our mouths during one of Auckland’s notorious downpours, the options are endless. None of them really involve a huge amount of effort, and all of them are, most of the time, safe.
Winnie Byanyima during her recent visit to Nigeria - a nation on the brink of famine. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam The passionate and wise Winnie Byanyima, head of Oxfam International, came to visit New Zealand for the first time last week.
The passionate and wise Winnie Byanyima, head of Oxfam International, came to visit New Zealand for the first time last week.
Here’s your mission. Ensure a newborn has safe passage down the crocodile-infested Nile River, protect first-born Hebrew sons from death at the hands of Egyptian soldiers, unlock 10 commandments, and lead your followers to the Promised Land. Should you choose to accept, you’ll be providing hope to refugees around the world – thanks to an initiative started by Chinh and Khoa Vu.
The rare story of a Syrian family who came to Europe on a humanitarian visa Text: Laura Hurtado / Oxfam Intermón The story of this family is unusual. Most Syrian refugees who have made it to Europe have got there illegally and by taking perilous journeys. War in their homeland and Fortress Europe left them no other option. But here is a different Syrian tale, which shows there are other ways to give sanctuary to those fleeing the war.
Ghodrah and Taqeyah fill their jerrycans from the Oxfam water distribution point in Al-Dukm village, Lahj governorate. Credit: Omar Algunaid/Oxfam, April 2017 A moving first-hand account of the effects of the terrible conflict Yemen has been suffering for the past few years, but a call to remain hopeful, however, that peace will arise after the war’s darkness. This entry posted by Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Yemen’s Country Director, on 12 June 2017.
A young girl from Hassansham camp enjoys Oxfam's painting workshop. Photo: Tommy Trenchard Little hands wrapped tightly around coloured pencils and paint brushes, foreheads furrowed in concentration, a small group of children slowly depict scenes of greenery, homes and villages born from their imaginations and memories of a time before ISIS.
The Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 was a memorable weekend for Team Rad. Lani Evans, her partner Hugh Davidson and two of his sisters, Helen and Lee, set off to tackle the 100km course. But, little did Hugh know that Lani had something pretty special planned for the finish line – a proposal.
Read about Ilene's family-feeding and income-generating success, through a little hand-up from the FSA and Oxfam. Written by Dominique Doss and Glen Pakoa