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Medhin Reda and her daughter in the village of Adi Ha, Ethiopia. Photo: Coco McCabe / Oxfam America First Person

Ethiopia afterthoughts: Did the camera turn me into just a tourist?

After a visit with farmers in Tigray and Amhara, a Susan Sontag quote gets under my skin. A photographer friend posted a Susan Sontag quote recently on his Facebook page that I happened to read right after returning from a field visit to Ethiopia. It made me think hard about the 10 days I had […]

Oxfam supporters in Belgium put pressure on world leaders before Paris climate change meeting. Photo: Oxfam SOL. Climate change

Winning battles in war on poverty

We’re in a long struggle against poverty, but your participation in the fight is making a difference.

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