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Issue 46 May 2012 Food is Missing? Photos by: South Ho The degradation of their land poses a serious threat to the livelihoods of farmers in remote mountainous communities in western Guizhou. By introducing ecological farming practices, Oxfam Hong Kong is assisting people in these communities to sustain their livelihoods and rise above poverty. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Oxfam Hong Kong’s work in Mainland China. We truly want to THANK YOU for your support, which has helped lift millions of people out of poverty. However, more than 120 million people in China still live below the nation’s poverty line (annual income of 2,300 Yuan per person). A little support from each one of us can set them on the path towards self-reliance. This year, the theme of the Oxfam China Development Fund Campaign is “Food is Missing”. You can support us by:  Buying a bag of Oxfam Rice at any of our rice stalls set up around Hong Kong during the weekends of 12 and 13 May, or 19 and 20 May  Tuning into TVB Jade on Saturday, 12 May, at 11 pm for a look at Oxfam’s work in China  Visiting our website at to find out about Oxfam’s projects in Mainland China and to learn how your donations help | 2520 2525 Words from Director General Dear Oxfam Friend, I am delighted to inform you that the Oxfam Hong Kong family is extending its presence to Macau, where we have officially registered as a non-profit organisation. Our first Oxfam Macau Supporters Gathering was held on 17 March, providing an opportunity for people to meet us and learn more about our poverty alleviation work throughout the world. On 26 and 27 May, we will hold an Oxfam Rice sale in Macau to raise funds for projects in Mainland China. It is just one of many activities we have planned to provide opportunities for caring people like you to help us make a difference in poor people’s lives. Working with people against poverty Since last year, we have been keeping you informed about the ongoing food crisis in East Africa, where Oxfam is assisting more than 2.9 million people. Meanwhile, more than 1.2 million people in West Africa are also facing a food crisis due to severe drought. To help prevent the crisis from escalating, Oxfam is working with affected communities to bolster their livelihoods and strengthen their capacity to cope with disaster. Together, we can work towards ending chronic hunger in West Africa. Together, we can work towards a world without poverty and injustice. Thank you. John Sayer Director General Editorial Committee: Kanie Siu, Maranda Wong, Brenda Lee OXFAM HONG KONG: 17/F China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong Oxfam Hong Kong Interactive Education Centre: 9/F China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong The Oxfam Shop: LG 8, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central (Tel: 2522 1765) 3120 5000 2590 6880 Printed on100% recycled paper using soy oil-based ink

Oxfam Express May 2012 issue English

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