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5 reasons why people are stepping up to the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge

Since our launch last month, we have seen an incredible response with people stepping up to take on the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. Already more than HALF of participant spots are filled and we want to make sure you don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss out! During the past month, we’ve been on the phones […]

A family struck by hunger

A Mother of Eight Narrates Ordeal in Covid-19 Written by Bettie Kemah Johnson-Mbayo, Oxfam in Liberia Before the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, Bone Kortie, 43 years, was a petty business trader in Paynesville city, one of the cities surrounding Liberia’s densely populated capital city of Monrovia. Bone is famously called by regular clients as ‘cold milk’ […]

The Top Five Questions You Asked About Oxfam’s Call For A People’s Vaccine

Oxfam, along with UNAIDS and over 150 world leaders recently called for the forthcoming Coronavirus vaccine to be made available free of charge, to everyone on the planet. As researchers race to find a vaccine, you asked us some great questions about our call to action. Here are our answers: 1. why is it important for the covid-19 […]

Meet Nick and Renay – Mindful Travellers

Nick Potter and Renay Duncalfe, of Wellington have been driven by their strong values, supporting Oxfam New Zealand since the early 2000s. “We decided to support Oxfam because of the focus on the Pacific region…and because it campaigns to address the root causes of poverty (not just the symptoms). Oxfam is guided by good values, […]

“I might not survive this pandemic but right now I am their mother”

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Atsede GetanethBy Tigist Gebru “I might not even survive this pandemic but right now, the most important thing for me is my children. I cannot see them go hungry.” Before COVID-19 reached Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Atsede Gataneth, a single mother who sells vegetables for a living, earned enough money to […]

Love in the time of COVID

LEFT: Oxfam humanitarian specialist Darren Brunk; RIGHT: Oxfam New Zealand’s partner, the Tonga National Youth Congress put together a team of youth volunteers for their emergency response work in Tonga after Hurricane Harold struck last week. Here a TNYC worker uses Oxfam equipment to clean contaminated water for a community of 100 on the remote island of Nukunuku Motu. […]