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2011-07-20 09:33:00

Oxfam America calls on the USG to respond to deepening crisis in Horn of Africa BOSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's declaration by the United Nations of famine in Somalia makes official what aid agencies have been seeing for nearly a year - severe drought and the world's worst food crisis has put 10 million people in desperate need of assistance and donor countries are not doing nearly enough to avert disaster, save lives and protect livelihoods. (Logo:...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

"As a chef I am constantly aware of how much can be done with food and the importance of using every part of the produce so I feel extremely privileged to be able to provide a recipe and help communities living in poverty grow and prepare good food for their families", said Matt Kemp Head Chef of Sydney's prestige restaurant Balzac. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Acclaimed Australian chefs and food bloggers have donated recipes to an special edition Oxfam cookbook to support and encourage all...

2011-03-08 07:00:00

BOSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America joined a number of groups, churches and corporations around the country to mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day with more than 100 events this month to raise awareness about the struggles millions of poor women still face today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Hunger and poverty affect women and men alike, but because women make up the...

2010-12-15 12:16:00

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Oxfam America announced the release of a music video it crafted for critically acclaimed rock band The New Pornographers. The video - for, "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" (www.oxfamamerica.org/sweettalk), from the band's recent album Together - tells the story of the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill in Louisiana and Oxfam's advocacy efforts on behalf of communities that rely on the coast for their livelihoods. (Logo:...

2010-12-04 11:30:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced they are seeking $28 million from public and private investors for their ground-breaking five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The innovative new R4 partnership is based around the idea of managing 4 risks - community...

2010-11-05 11:21:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic trip to India, international humanitarian agency Oxfam called on President Obama to ensure that the US does its part to help the world's poor benefit from economic growth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) President Obama's trip highlights India's role in eliminating poverty - both in India and in the rest of the...

2010-09-22 15:31:00

ACT FAST offers one-stop shopping for those interested in taking action on poverty - and seeing results BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today international relief organization Oxfam America launched ACT FAST (www.oxfamamerica.org/ACTFAST), a new way for people to take action on poverty, hunger and social injustice. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Oxfam is revamping the way...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'