“Help. We need water, food and medicines.” The sight of desperate children holding up these signs is just one of many heartbreaking scenes our teams are witnessing in the Philippines as they assess the damage wreaked by super typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda.
This week, the Web Summit takes place in Dublin with some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and technology companies touching down in Ireland for the event. We’d like to share some great examples of Oxfam's use of technology in its work to end poverty and injustice.
Here's some food for thought. In a world where there's enough for everyone to eat, 870 million of us go to bed hungry every night. A third of food bought in Ireland ends up in the bin. To put things in perspective, let's visit families from around the world to see what they will eat in one week.
Oxfam Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland and Northern Ireland, with headquarters based in Dublin and Belfast:
Portview House, 4 Thorncastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4, Ireland. | 115 North Street, Belfast BT1 1ND, UK
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Oxfam Ireland is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.