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“I never thought I’d be a refugee”: From Aleppo to Belfast

“I never thought I’d be a refugee”, says Ahmad Alissa, a Syrian refugee now living in Belfast who volunteers at Oxfam’s shop on Botanic Avenue. Born in Aleppo, Ahmad is from a family of four brothers and five sisters who had a comfortable life thanks to their large olive grove farm and also from a business producing materials for the construction industry.

Building back stronger in Nepal, one year on

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by the first of two major earthquakes that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Our Humanitarian Manager, Colm Byrne was in Nepal in the immediate aftermath of the first quake and saw first-hand the difference your donation made as we were able to provide clean water, sanitation, emergency shelter materials, food and other vital relief.

Europe’s shame: Hundreds more lives lost at sea exactly 1 year on from Lampedusa tragedy

One year to the day after 800 people drowned off the Italian island Lampedusa, news of another awful tragedy in the Mediterranean has emerged. Reports of hundreds dead after four boats capsized underline how Europe is still failing to deal effectively with the migration crisis in a way that puts human lives first.

‘If those corporations were paying their dues my friend would not have died’

Four tax activists - Ene Agbo from Nigeria, Cecillia Mulenga from Zambia, Gertrude Chirwa from Malawi and Stella Agara from Kenya - are currently travelling around Europe meeting with the public, decision-makers and Oxfam supporters to share first-hand how tax dodging is harming people and communities in their home countries.

Talking tax – it’s anything but boring

Last month over 80 activists from Europe and across the world came together for a two day conference in the Netherlands with one shared goal: to change the way tax works.
Lynsey Burrows from Northern Ireland travelled to Amsterdam to join the group working to tackle issues like tax dodging which robs countries of vital funds needed for essential services like health and education.

Panama Papers, Monique Koumate

#PanamaPapers: Death and taxes

The Panama Papers released this week show the enormous lengths people will go to in order to evade or avoid paying taxes. But they don’t show the serious impact of such actions — which can literally mean death for some. Like expecting mother, Monique Koumate, who tragically died with her twins on the steps of a maternity hospital in Cameroon this March.