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...so let’s give people what they need to fight it. There are so many people in the world who know what needs to be done, who are feisty, resourceful, and determined to put an end to poverty – for good. Together, we’re up for moving mountains, going that extra mile – whatever it takes to change the world.

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Development

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Campaigning

Emergencies

World change... that’s big. There are some people who When it comes to saving But not impossible – if we never know when to keep lives and protecting all work together. Even the quiet. And quite a lot of people, being in the right biggest problems can be cut them campaign with Oxfam! place at the right time down to size if we all make Whenever an issue is counts. People shouldn’t a stand and chip away. blatantly unfair, or secretly suffer needlessly when From drought-resistant shoved under the carpet, emergencies happen. vegetables, to mobile we call on ‘people power’. So our teams around the schools, to raising houses Thousands of people who world try to expect the above flood levels, the hard come together to demand – unexpected and prevent work never stops. With so and get – results. In Zambia, the inevitable. But when the much going on, in so many for instance, health care worst does happen, we’re countries, poverty doesn’t is now free for the first always ready to get stuck stand much of a chance. time – thanks to global in – helping people campaigning. to recover, rebuild, and protect their families from future disasters.

Oxfam has been fighting poverty and injustice for over 60 years. This makes us one of the most experienced development agencies in the world, and we now work in more than 70 countries.

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There are hundreds of stories to tell that show people at their best. Find out more at www.oxfam.org.uk/ development

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! t s e b e h Simply t

Poverty. Too big to tackle? We don’t think so – especially when so many people are working together to come up with long-lasting, far-reaching, ideas that are changing lives every day. If you live on the edge of the Sahara, you get used to the heat, the dust, and the long walks to find water. But to have any chance of escaping a life of poverty, a school is critical. Even if you have to build it yourself. In Burkina Faso, one remote community did just that. Giving their kids an education was so important to them that they built a classroom from left-over millet stalks. We helped with books, desks, and a plan of action. With the school (and the plan) in place, the community was able to ask for, and get, a teacher from the city. Not rocket science, but definitely a result.

Photos: Ami Vitale, Karen Robinson, Amin, Tom Greenwood, Rajendra Shaw, Steve Simon

There are hundreds of other stories to

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tell that show people at their best: resourceful, resolute, and determined to put an end to poverty. Thousands of other simple, but highly effective ideas that are working wonders.

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Photos: Annie Bungeroth, Borris Heger, Kate Raeworth, Craig Owen, Dave Clark, Barney Haward, Kelvin Jenkins

Express your concern, your anger, your passionate belief in a fairer world at www.oxfam.org.uk/ campaigns

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! t h g i f a Pick

We’ve got plenty to choose from. And don’t panic, you’ll be sparring with words not weapons. A world without poverty won’t happen overnight, but it might happen quicker if we can influence the influential and keep decision-makers on their toes. Which is not as scary as it sounds. Start small.

Photos: Annie Bungeroth, Borris Heger, Kate Raeworth, Craig Owen, Dave Clark, Barney Haward, Kelvin Jenkins

With the fun stuff. There’s nearly always

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some dressing up to do (sharks and polar bears have been quite popular), or helping out at a music festival. You can even campaign while you shop – as long as you choose Fair Trade: food, wine, jewellery, clothes (you get the picture). Your purchasing power will keep retailers on the straight and narrow and ensure that poor farmers and craftspeople get a fair deal. Once you’re on a roll, you could knock out a few emails to No.10, or join hundreds of ‘friends’ around the world to express your concern, your anger, your passionate belief in a fairer world. Oh yes, you can still shout at the telly – it’s good to vent!

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Keep our warehouses full and our aftercare going for as

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long as possible at www.oxfam.org.uk/ emergency

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Every year, around 30 million people are forced from their homes by conflict or natural disaster. Survival depends on getting help, fast. Oxfam is always first off the block when it comes to providing bucket-loads of clean water. Sounds obvious, but people will die very quickly without water to drink. Once the water’s sorted, the rest of the work begins. Different situations call for different solutions. Rebuilding homes, planting crops, providing new tools, seeds, fishing nets – whatever it takes to get people back on their feet.

Photos: Carlo Heathcote, Derby Evening Telegraph, Crispin Hughes, Lili Mohiddin, Tori Ray

So when you respond to an emergency

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appeal, every £2, £10, or £23.50 (prised from your piggy bank), will definitely save lives. Of course, regular donations are also welcome, and really useful. They help to keep our warehouses ticking over, our response immediate, and our aftercare going long after the cameras have left.

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Long-sleeve t-shirt £4.49 Vintage Vinyl £5.50

Fair Trade Jewellery from £1.49

Jar of instant Fairtrade Coffee from £2.99

Book £5.45

CD £2.50

Oxfam Unwrapped Priceless

Whoever you are, whatever you do, our world at www.oxfam.org.uk/ get_involved

Note: All donated goods sold in Oxfam shops are one-offs, each priced individually.

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Photos: Christian Guthier, Mark Crossfield, Crispin Hughes, Karen Robinson, John French

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local Oxfam shop. If you like chilling out in coffee bars, or cooking for friends, choose Fairtrade. If you’re planning a wedding, ditch the toaster and ask for an Oxfam Unwrapped goat. Get the picture? No matter how you slice it – everyone gets a piece of the action For every £1 you give to Oxfam: 80p is spent directly on emergency, development and campaigning work, 10p is spent on support and running costs, 10p is invested to generate future income.

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Of course, now and again, there will be things that need a little more effort, a little more commitment. But we know that if you give a fig, you’ll give up some time, some of your hard-earned cash, some of your enthusiasm, energy, and passion – whenever you can. It’s all down to knowing what the issues are (not as heavy as it sounds), and what you can do to make a difference (there are loads of ideas on our website).

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Go on. Roll up your sleeves and join us at www.oxfam.org.uk

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