Top 5 Paralympic Oxfam facts
The games are back! Following on from the sporting success of our Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts, here are five tidbits of trivia about the Paralympic games: 1. The Paralympics and Oxfam both have their origins in England during World War II. Dr Ludwig Guttman, the Paralympics’ creator, began using sports as physical therapy for injured soldiers in 1944 - 2 years after Oxfam was created to...
Famine is the result of politics and conflict, not drought– Peter Gill - http://bit.ly/Udna2b
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Yemenis risking their lives for just $50
As Yemen’s hunger crisis worsens, families are resorting to some desperate measures to cope. The price of basic foodstuffs and fuel has increased and the UN says 10 million people are going hungry, with 5 million needing urgent assistance. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/SMAS9z
At a time when the World’s spotlight is on Britain, we have shown as a...– Oxfam, Unicef, Concern, Save the Children, ONE and Action Aid on delivering the petition with 600,000 signatures to No.10 on Sunday
Downing Street: End hunger
On Sunday, with much of London looking on, Oxfam staged a stunt by sending a boat down the Thames to raise awareness of the hunger event at No. 10 that afternoon. Representatives from Oxfam, along with other charities Concern, ONE, Action Aid, Unicef and Save the Children, were there to deliver a petition with 600,000 to David Cameron. The petition called for immediate action on hunger in the...
Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts →
Think you know all there is to know about the Olympics? Think again! Have a read of our top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts - you might be pleasantly surprised!
Abbie's trip makes national news! →
Well, here we go then, bags packed and ready to go. It will be an amazing and very grounding experience, I am sure. I have spent the last few days in a state of surrealism - can this be happening to me? Is it really someone else? No, it’s me. I have to leave the kids soon. This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do and hurts so much. Hopefully, once on the way I will begin to...