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“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. […]

Pandemics know no borders. Neither does compassion.

Sometimes a week can feel like a very long time. As we watch the global spread of coronavirus and see our country and our world changing daily in front of us, we naturally feel concern, and even fear, for ourselves, our family, friends and beyond. Everyone is impacted, whether feeling the distance of loved ones far away, anxiety for […]

How To Wash Your Hands Video

Washing hands saves lives, put your hands together and learn how. Oxfam has been providing safe clean water and helping prevent disease around the world since the 1960s. With Coronavirus being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, there is no better time than now to learn how to properly wash your hands.  https://www.oxfam.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Wash-hands-final2_1.mp4

Be part of something big

Volunteering for Oxfam Trailwalker is a unique experience; it’s fun, exciting, emotional, and rewarding. As a volunteer, you get to support people to take on perhaps one of the greatest challenges of their lives, while at the same time helping people across the Pacific to overcome poverty. To put it simply, as a volunteer you […]