Welcome Back

  Hello and welcome back to the Oxfam Balham blog! My Day as a Volunteer I have recently started here at Oxfam Balham (roughly a month ago) and I am very excited to be taking over the internet realm of Oxfam. A typical volunteer shift is four hours long (10am – 2pm or 2pm –…

Hunger and inequality

Inequality is an easy thing to be against and a hard thing to prevent. All over the world there is a growing gap between the diets of rich people and people.  Food sources are becoming increasingly unstable* and this means that the poorest people, those who are growing their own food and living hand to mouth,…

Enough Food If…

Food, there’s not really enough to go around is there? One billion people go to bed hungry every night and over two million children die from malnutrition every year which must mean that there isn’t enough for everyone to be able to eat properly, right? Wrong. There could be enough food for everyone if we…

Fairtrade Fortnight

It is quite easy to feel that all the news around international development is depressing. Even when there seem to be small improvements in the plight of people struggling around the world, they are outweighed by the innumerable reports of deprivation and suffering. While there is, obviously, still a long way to go to make…

World Food Day

Have you ever wondered what food means to people across the world? Today is an ideal time to start. The rising cost of food is having a massive impact on peoples all over the world and sadly it is bringing us to the verge of a major humanitarian crisis. According to the World Bank in 2010…