Oxfam America

Oxfam America

Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty. Oxfam was founded at 17 Broad Street in Oxford, Oxfordshire, in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief by a group of Quakers, social activists, and Oxford academics; this is now Oxfam Great Britain, still based in Oxford. Wikipedia

Oxfam America

Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty. Oxfam was founded at 17 Broad Street in Oxford, Oxfordshire, in 1942 as the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief by a group of Quakers, social activists, and Oxford academics; this is now Oxfam Great Britain, still based in Oxford. Wikipedia

  • Oct 31 at 9:51 AM
    Nearly 500 children in #Aleppo participate in fun activities to promote hand-washing. Through songs and interactive games, #Syrian children learn about the importance of using soap, the right way to wash their hands, and how to conserve water in a city where infrastructure has been badly damaged by fighting and clean water isn''t easily available. Each child also received a bag that contains soap, toothpaste, a tooth brush, shampoo, small towels, disinfectant hand gel and a hair comb. Thanks to your support, we are able to reach families in #Syria and around the world with life-saving essentials like clean water. #ChildrenOfSyria #SyrianCrisis #SyrianRefugees #Handwashing
  • Oct 26 at 10:11 AM
    Congratulations to our partners @arcsyria for a successful lobby day! Thanks for all that you do to advocate for Syrians in crisis and #Syrianrefugees in the US. #refugeeswelcome Thanks to all our member organizations for joining our Advocacy Day yesterday in Capitol Hill, and for their outstanding work advocating for Syrians and Syrian refugees. We had over 20 meetings with members of Congress; discussing education for the 4.8 million Syrian children and bank de-risking which has been an huge issue NGOs are facing while continuing their work on the grounds of Syria or neighboring countries. After all, it was a very productive day! - - #EducationMatters #StandWithRefugees #Syria #SyrianRefugees #SyrianChildren
  • Oct 24 at 1:06 PM
    Tackling hunger is about tackling inequality. In a world of plenty, there''s no reason for people to go hungry. Join us at an #OxfamHungerBanquet this fall to see poverty and hunger issues come to life and discover how you can make a difference. Host your own Oxfam Hunger Banquet or find one in your area to attend: oxf.am/hungerbanquet #injustice #inequality #evenitup #isntagood #fighthunger #endhunger #fightfamine
  • Oct 20 at 4:17 PM
    Sumania is a #Rohingya refugee living in Moinnarghona Camp in Bangladesh with her seven children. Oxfam recently installed latrines and water pumps in the camp. Sumania lives just a short walk to both a latrine and a water pump. In her own words, this is her story: --- I have been here one and half months. We arrived here on the day of Eid. It would be about six weeks we have been here. We have never been here before. We do not know anything about this place. This was a hill and jungle. The jungles have been cleared and they dug the land to make it suitable to build houses. We did not have anything, there was no house, all we had were the clothes we were wearing, we were all wet due to the rain. The children were all sick when we got here. We used an axe, we cut the jungle and the land here and then we built the house. Since this was a hill, there was no water. No water or latrine. We got water and a latrine 10-15 days ago. I was sad that my children got sick from the water, when they got diarrhea. We were running in and out of the house and to the doctors when we had dirty water. Now there is a latrine, so we can use it now. Now that there is water pipe, we are happy that the children are feeling better. Now after taking medicine, they are getting better. We can drink water whenever we need to. We are feeling better that now we can take a shower anytime and drink safe water. The children can go and fetch water, we do not have to go far. It makes me very happy that my children are getting better, they can wash their body, they can drink safe water from the pipe too. We are happy."" --- Since August 25, nearly 515,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over to Bangladeshs South-Eastern districts resulting in a massive humanitarian crisis. Oxfams response has reached nearly 180,000 people with clean drinking water, emergency toilets, water pumps and food rations. : Bekki Frost / Oxfam Name has been changed

Oct 31, 9:51 AM

Nearly 500 children in #Aleppo participate in fun activities to promote hand-washing. Through songs and interactive games, #Syrian children learn about the importance of using soap, the right way to wash their hands, and how to conserve water in a city where infrastructure has been badly damaged by fighting and clean water isn''t easily available. Each child also received a bag that contains soap, toothpaste, a tooth brush, shampoo, small towels, disinfectant hand gel and a hair comb. Thanks to your support, we are able to reach families in #Syria and around the world with life-saving essentials like clean water. #ChildrenOfSyria #SyrianCrisis #SyrianRefugees #Handwashing

Oct 26, 10:11 AM

Congratulations to our partners @arcsyria for a successful lobby day! Thanks for all that you do to advocate for Syrians in crisis and #Syrianrefugees in the US. #refugeeswelcome Thanks to all our member organizations for joining our Advocacy Day yesterday in Capitol Hill, and for their outstanding work advocating for Syrians and Syrian refugees. We had over 20 meetings with members of Congress; discussing education for the 4.8 million Syrian children and bank de-risking which has been an huge issue NGOs are facing while continuing their work on the grounds of Syria or neighboring countries. After all, it was a very productive day! - - #EducationMatters #StandWithRefugees #Syria #SyrianRefugees #SyrianChildren

Oct 24, 1:06 PM

Tackling hunger is about tackling inequality. In a world of plenty, there''s no reason for people to go hungry. Join us at an #OxfamHungerBanquet this fall to see poverty and hunger issues come to life and discover how you can make a difference. Host your own Oxfam Hunger Banquet or find one in your area to attend: oxf.am/hungerbanquet #injustice #inequality #evenitup #isntagood #fighthunger #endhunger #fightfamine

Oct 20, 4:17 PM

Sumania is a #Rohingya refugee living in Moinnarghona Camp in Bangladesh with her seven children. Oxfam recently installed latrines and water pumps in the camp. Sumania lives just a short walk to both a latrine and a water pump. In her own words, this is her story: --- I have been here one and half months. We arrived here on the day of Eid. It would be about six weeks we have been here. We have never been here before. We do not know anything about this place. This was a hill and jungle. The jungles have been cleared and they dug the land to make it suitable to build houses. We did not have anything, there was no house, all we had were the clothes we were wearing, we were all wet due to the rain. The children were all sick when we got here. We used an axe, we cut the jungle and the land here and then we built the house. Since this was a hill, there was no water. No water or latrine. We got water and a latrine 10-15 days ago. I was sad that my children got sick from the water, when they got diarrhea. We were running in and out of the house and to the doctors when we had dirty water. Now there is a latrine, so we can use it now. Now that there is water pipe, we are happy that the children are feeling better. Now after taking medicine, they are getting better. We can drink water whenever we need to. We are feeling better that now we can take a shower anytime and drink safe water. The children can go and fetch water, we do not have to go far. It makes me very happy that my children are getting better, they can wash their body, they can drink safe water from the pipe too. We are happy."" --- Since August 25, nearly 515,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over to Bangladeshs South-Eastern districts resulting in a massive humanitarian crisis. Oxfams response has reached nearly 180,000 people with clean drinking water, emergency toilets, water pumps and food rations. : Bekki Frost / Oxfam Name has been changed

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