First Person Blog

Voices, video, and photos from Oxfam's fight against poverty

Somalia-lifeline-screenshot-oxfam-america Economic well-being

Video: Somalia’s lifeline depends on you

Somali-Americans’ greatest fear isn’t that they won’t be able to find the money to support their families—it’s that US government regulations may prevent them from sending it.

Emelia Amoateng in 2007, speaking to a delegation from Oxfam America in the church in her village, Teberebie. Photo: Neil Brander/Oxfam America Natural resources and rights

My encounter with a real-life hero

I only spent a few minutes with Emelia Amoateng. But her struggle for justice made a lasting impression.

tony-tiger-we-need-to-talk-behind-the-brands Climate change

Tony the Tiger: “We need to talk”

Sudden realization that Kellogg is not so great on climate change moves corporate cartoon character to existential crisis.

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