Twitter Sunday is back! Last Sunday was Valentine’s Dayso we replaced our weekly Twitter Sunday with a special news: Valentine’s Day: (RED)Kisses & products, eCards… Back to normal with today our Favorites Tweets @oxfamamerica. We follow and support Oxfam‘s work for a long time now, and Max Dana mentioned them in several of her posts on her blog (‘Darfur: a World Wide Role Playing Game‘ in 2008, and ‘Darfur, Congo, Burma: is ‘good will’ enough?‘ in 2009). We even invited Oxfam France to be part of the “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiativebut the organization didn’t follow up to the invitation; many others accepted and we sincerely regret Oxfam was not represented… Sometimes things don’t happen!
Since the earthquake in Haiti, the organization is directly involved and provides an amazing help to the Haitians. We had to mention Oxfam, their work and their Tweets on the Sama Gazette! If you don’t know Oxfam yet, here is ‘Who we are’ taken from their website:
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 100 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are an affiliate of Oxfam International.
Our vision: A just world without poverty
Our mission: To create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice.
Here are the tweets!
What happens to oil and mining money? It’s hard to tell. Learn more and spread the word by sharing our new video: http://bit.ly/bSi5Nq
6:45 AM Feb 13th
Rankin found humanity on his return to Congo in 09 when he asked villagers to tell him about the ppl & things they love http://bit.ly/cI8f2a
12:47 PM Feb 12th
Providing emergency shelter materials to those who have lost their houses is one of Oxfam’s top priorities. http://bit.ly/aJzfrQ #Haiti
1:35 PM Feb 8th
Musicians from Southern California have created a great album of songs to give you for your donation to Oxfam America: http://bethedrum.com
7:00 PM Feb 6th
Watch our video “Follow the Money” about transparency for oil and gas companies’ payments to foreign governments: http://bit.ly/atXabH
2:31 PM Jan 26th
Oxfam “big heads” tell leaders at #Copenhagen: history will judge your actions. Photos at http://bit.ly/4PDQWJ
12:26 PM Dec 18th, 2009
We can follow them on Twitter @oxfamamerica, but also on Facebook (here) and visit their website. You will find very interesting information about the work they do at Oxfam, along stories and tools. Read the website and your Sunday afternoon will be fulfilled!