Aid organizations call for safe and unhindered access to fight impact of hunger and conflict in 2021

With the United Nations estimating some 235 million people across the globe will be in need of life-saving support in 2021, it is vital that aid organizations have unhindered access to those most in need and humanitarian appeals are fully funded, Oxfam and five other aid organizations said today. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched the Global Humanitarian Overview, a projection of the humanitarian needs of people impacted by conflict, acute hunger and the devastating impact of COVID-19. The report estimates 35 billion US…

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Oxfam kicks off Regift Revolution, with support from artists, musicians and celebs

This holiday season Oxfam and friends are shopping differently and encouraging everyone to be kind to our planet, and our wallets, by regifting. Joined by artists including Tiffany Haddish, Aisha Tyler, Alyssa Milano, Simon Helberg, Lake Street Dive, Margo Price and many more, Oxfam is promoting an online giveaway of some favorite regifted items. By making the earth-friendly and budget-friendly choice to join the Regift Revolution, they are giving a gift with big sentimental value but a small impact on the environment. In 2018 the US alone produced 292.4 million…

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Pandemic profits soar by billions as poorest pay price – Oxfam

Thirty-two of the world’s largest companies stand to see their profits jump by $109 billion more in 2020, according to a new Oxfam report which highlights that Covid-19 has exacerbated existing inequality with the most vulnerable losing out. Power, Profits and the Pandemic outlines how many corporations around the globe – including those bailed out by governments – have put profits and pay outs to shareholders before jobs and workers’ safety and have pushed costs and risks associated with Covid-19 down their supply chains. The pandemic was declared almost six…

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Michaela Coel launches Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember to fight throwaway fashion

In this year’s campaign, Coel showcases Oxfam clothing which will be sold in a pioneering Selfridges pop-up shop as part of a month-long campaign celebrating second hand The BAFTA award-winning actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright and poet Michaela Coel is the new face of Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about the impact of fast fashion on the planet and garment workers. Coel will feature in the windows of more than 500 Oxfam shops nationwide, showcasing clothing from the Oxfam Online Shop, and the clothes that she…

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Celebrities raise more than £7000 for Oxfam’s coronavirus appeal after donating some of their favourite possessions to auction on eBay UK

More than £7000 was raised for Oxfam’s coronavirus response after donations from celebrities and artists Arizona Muse, Basement Jaxx, Deborah Meaden, Michael and Emily Eavis, Fatboy Slim, Dame Helen Mirren, Katya Jones, Liam Gallagher, Paloma Faith, Rankin and Simon Pegg were auctioned on eBay. Liam Gallagher’s tambourine went under the hammer for £2,650, Simon Pegg’s Star Wars cufflinks, which he wore to the UK premiere of The Force Awakens, sold for £620, Basement Jaxx’s signed artwork went for £822 and Fatboy Slim’s amplifier netted £770. The total amount for all…

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