“The G8 has asked all the right questions but has been thin on answers. The writing is on the wall for tax dodgers and land grabbers and G8 leaders must up their game to tackle the scandal of global poverty and hunger which has gone on for too long.”
Since 2000, companies in G8 countries have acquired land in developing countries more than the size of the whole of Ireland. This is enough to feed 96 million people every year - almost the total population of the UK and Canada.
National CHANGE is a three day summit to dive deeper into Oxfam's work and prepare yourself to take a leadership role in your campus' Oxfam group. This year, participants in Oxfam's National CHANGE will also join Oxfam supporters and partners at the Gender Justice Summit.
Wildfires have long been a major problem in Ethiopia. Hunters use fire in forests to flush out wild life and smoke out honey bees. Farmers use fire in fields to control brush. Many people cook with fire.
In Eastern Sri Lanka, Oxfam and local partner Sarvodaya established 60 village livelihood groups to help hundreds of women start profitable activities. It was through one of these groups that Jeevagolin received training that led her to establish a sucessful sari embroidery business.