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Eilish May 4, 2017
  A natural spring situated 6km south of Fadigaab village, Somaliland. People in Fadigaab say they haven't had a full rainy season for almost four years. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam.  
Eilish May 1, 2017
Kiwis are the biggest banana consumers per capita in the world. We eat 90,000 tonnes per year. That’s over 10 tonnes an hour! However – only 7% of bananas consumed in the country are Fairtrade.
Eilish April 27, 2017
Just when we thought our Oxfam Trailwalker volunteers couldn’t get any more incredible...
Eilish April 26, 2017
Just over a year ago, on February 20th 2016, one of the most severe cyclones the Pacific has ever seen hit Fiji. Cyclone Winston had an average wind speed of around 230kph and affected 62% of Fiji’s population. 30,369 houses, 495 schools and 88 health clinics were destroyed, and 44 lives were lost.
Eilish April 20, 2017
The number of people experiencing alarming hunger, severe levels of food insecurity and malnutrition has increased to 30 million across north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. Famine has been declared in South Sudan and is likely to be already happening in parts of northeast Nigeria, while Yemen and Somalia are on the brink. This unprecedented crisis is human-made. Every famine is. It represents either a catastrophic human failure or a political choice.
Eilish April 19, 2017
South Sudan has been an independent nation for five years, and has been engaged in civil war for over three of them. A group of young, creative activists are calling for ceasefire, and are promoting peace through art with their campaign ‘Ana Taban’.
Eilish April 19, 2017
In Somaliland, the threat of famine looms large. Drought has forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes in search of food, water, and medicine. These are their stories.
Eilish April 18, 2017
In South Sudan, the violent and brutal war has put millions at risk. Women, men and children that fled their homes in search of safety are now finding a new threat - hunger. With harvests still months away, the famine already declared in parts of the country will spread across the rest of the country, unless we act now.
Eilish April 18, 2017
Oxfam International's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima is visiting Nigeria, where millions have been displaced by conflict and are desperately hungry. She writes of what she has seen so far.
Eilish April 13, 2017
It’s not uncommon for children in Vanuatu to stop attending school at 10 years old - there are not enough secondary school places due to government budget constraints, and many families can’t afford the school fees. At whatever age these young people leave school, their job prospects are often very limited.

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