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Oxfam
     

Oxfam

by Sean Connolly
 

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Oxfam started during World II to bring aid to people facing starvation during the devastating conflict. When the war ended the organization expanded rapidly with the aim of relieving all kinds of suffering caused by wars anywhere in the world.

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Oxfam started during World II to bring aid to people facing starvation during the devastating conflict. When the war ended the organization expanded rapidly with the aim of relieving all kinds of suffering caused by wars anywhere in the world.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief was formed in Great Britain in 1942, in response to the sea blockade of Greece by the Allies. The blockade, designed to keep supplies from reaching the German forces, also kept food and other essentials from getting to the Greek people. The Committee succeeded in persuading the government to lift the ban on food going to Greece. At the end of the war, instead of disbanding, the committee expanded its mission and, in 1949, took on an international focus, adopting its telegraph name, Oxfam. Its mission is to call attention to injustice and poverty anywhere in the world. Oxfam promotes five rights in a concept of global citizenship: the right to a sustainable livelihood, the right to basic social services, the right to life and security, the right to be heard, and the right to an identity. The book's information is accompanied by detailed paragraphs set apart against variously colored backgrounds. The book also includes side bars labeled "� ON THE SCENE �" and "WHAT DO YOU THINK?" Photographic illustrations and other graphics support and add interest to the text. This book is part of the "Global Organizations" series written to provide points-of-view that inspire debate about the success of each organization and to help in the evaluation of the organization's actions. It concludes with a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a list of web sites, and an index. It would be a good addition to classes teaching social and current events, in debate classes, and as a resource for AP classes. Reviewer: Hazel Buys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897563366
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Black Rabbit Global Organizations Series
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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