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Pictures of Oxfam: 50 years for a fairer world

Pictures of Oxfam: 50 years for a fairer world

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In October 1942, a small group of concerned men and women set up the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, to try to help starving people in Greece. Today. Oxfam is a major overseas aid charity. This book celebrates 50 years of Oxfam. telling the story of how people in many different countries work together to combat the effects of poverty and disaster. The photos are arranged in sections to illustrate some of the main areas of Oxfams activities past and present. Many of the photos are drawn from Oxfam's extensive archive collection, but others bring the story right up to date.
In October 1942, a small group of concerned men and women set up the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, to try to help starving people in Greece. Today. Oxfam is a major overseas aid charity. This book celebrates 50 years of Oxfam. telling the story of how people in many different countries work together to combat the effects of poverty and disaster. The photos are arranged in sections to illustrate some of the main areas of Oxfams activities past and present. Many of the photos are drawn from Oxfam's extensive archive collection, but others bring the story right up to date.

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06/02/2015

 
Pictures
of Oxfam
50 YEARS FOR
A
FAIRER WORLD
Elizabeth Stamp
|
©
Oxfam 1S92; ISBN
0
85598 209
8
Contents
Food
and
Famine4 Conflict6 Refugees8 Health10 AgricultureThe Clothing Story14 Fundraising 1942-196716 Shops
and
Trading18 Fundraising 1968-199220 Education
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Campaigning22 Social Development24 Water26 Earthquakes
and
Floods28 Women30 Environment'32 Some important dates
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Published by-Oxfa)ji,'
274 Anbury Road. Oxford 0X2 7DZ.Design
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This book converted to digital file in 2010
 
Food andFamine
Famine
in
enemy-occupied Greece
during the
second World War inspired a group
of
Oxford
citizens
to
set up the
Oxford Committee forFamine
Relief.
They, with
other groups
nation-wide,
campaigned for grain ships
to
be
sent in
through the Allied naval
blockade. Over
the
50
years
ofOxfam's
existence since
then,
famine,
food shortages
and
malnutrition have remainedpriority
issues.
A Food shortage soon turned into famine.Thousands died in Athens and other Greekcities. In the mountain villages where manybuildings had been destroyed, families sleptin the open, scavenging what they could.This homeless family lived near the Bulgarianborder, existing on potatoes.4 Malnutrition waswidespread amongAfrican children inSouth Africa's citiesin the 1950s.Oxfam assisted manyfeeding schemes forover 15 years. ThePietermaritzburg andDistrict MalnutritionRelief Organisation(PADMRO) providedmilk for primaryschool children withOxfam help.This child helped Oxfam'sHunger £Million appeal in1963,appearing in adsand on posters.A
1960-61.
The Congo famine hitthe tabloid headlinesand donations pouredin to the OxfordCommittee.Some funds werechannelled to theUnited NationsOperation in theCongo for relieffeeding.A Children wait for relief food - Botswana drought, 1965.

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