Tag: Oxfam

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Can we reduce food waste?

Most people know we produce enough food to feed everyone in the world, so why is it according to Oxfam that almost a billion people go to bed hungry each night? The problem is distribution. Western countries consume quantities of food that leave entire countries starving, with the average person in the west wasting 115kg…

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The third sector: once bitten, twice shy?

Six months in, and 2018 is proving to not be one of the best of years for international aid organisations. If we cast our minds back towards the start of the year, we find that mistrust, doubt and complete and utter exploitation of vulnerable individuals were part of a wider vocabulary used to describe the so-called ‘Oxfam scandal’. This was revealed in an…

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Don’t turn your back on Oxfam

Most people were horrified when national newspapers published allegations of sexual exploitation by Oxfam workers in Haiti. Members of the public have cancelled direct debits, and the allegations will likely tarnish Oxfam’s future announcements. In addition, with Oxfam trying to show transparency by publishing internal reports from Haiti, new admissions are expected. These are allegations…

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Oxfam UEA support child neglect strategy

Following research published today that shows 31% of young people in East Anglia have expressed concern over whether another child is being properly looked after at home, Oxfam UEA has announced that it is backing Action for Children’s call for a national strategy on child neglect. Oxfam UEA, a society set up this May to…

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