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November 22, 1985
Oxfam America hopes to raise at least $1 million from schoolchildren, workers and other people taking part in the 12th annual Fast for a World Harvest to ease the problem of world hunger. "We ask people to either fast for the day or to skip one meal today and donate what they would have spent to Oxfam America," spokesman Scott Slater said in Boston.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea was to dramatize world hunger--to drive home just how inequitably food is distributed in the world--and most of the celebrities who attended the Second Annual Hollywood Hunger Banquet on Thursday wound up sitting on the floor and eating a meager portion of rice with their fingers.
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NEWS
September 4, 1986
The Reagan Administration has refused to let a private relief agency send farm tools to leftist-ruled Nicaragua. U.S. officials rejected an application from Oxfam America, a Boston-based relief agency, to ship $41,000 worth of farm equipment, Oxfam officials said. John Hammock, Oxfam's executive director, said in an interview that the shipment to two private Nicaraguan agencies had been intended to help alleviate hunger in the country, the target of a U.S. trade embargo for more than a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1987
Behn praises Renamo's "miles of flourishing corn, manioc, beans and rice farms." She fails to explain that the Mozambican government forces, in their campaign to wipe out the Renamo bandits, do not destroy crops. Such rampant destruction and pillage is the policy of Renamo, the "contras" of Mozambique. Behn should have visited some of the empty fields, where peasant food crops are systematically destroyed by Renamo. She could have taken a broader look, spent time with my Oxfam America colleagues in neighboring Zimbabwe, visiting some of the 30,000 Mozambican displaced persons still in refugee camps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea was to dramatize world hunger--to drive home just how inequitably food is distributed in the world--and most of the celebrities who attended the Second Annual Hollywood Hunger Banquet on Thursday wound up sitting on the floor and eating a meager portion of rice with their fingers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1987
Behn praises Renamo's "miles of flourishing corn, manioc, beans and rice farms." She fails to explain that the Mozambican government forces, in their campaign to wipe out the Renamo bandits, do not destroy crops. Such rampant destruction and pillage is the policy of Renamo, the "contras" of Mozambique. Behn should have visited some of the empty fields, where peasant food crops are systematically destroyed by Renamo. She could have taken a broader look, spent time with my Oxfam America colleagues in neighboring Zimbabwe, visiting some of the 30,000 Mozambican displaced persons still in refugee camps.
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November 15, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Stars to Go Hungry: Actors Danny Glover and Edward James Olmos will serve as honorary co-chairs of the First Oxfam America Hollywood Hunger Banquet, part of the organization's annual Fast for a World Harvest today. Other celebrities scheduled to attend the event include Ruben Blades, Mike Farrell and Raul Julia.
NEWS
January 27, 1991
A partial list of those accepting cash donations to help victims of the Gulf War. For more information on any of these groups, contact InterAction, 202-822-8429. * Grass Roots International: Box 312, Cambridge, Mass. 02139. * Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles: 6505 Wilshire Bl., L.A. 90048. * Lutheran World Relief: 390 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016. Mercy Corps International, 3030 S.W. First Ave., Portland, Or. 97201.
OPINION
October 16, 2006
Re "Peru's path to prosperity," editorial, Oct. 11 Contrary to The Times' assertion, congressional passage of the free-trade agreement with Peru could actually undermine development and increase poverty in a country where more than half of the population is poor. The U.S.-Peru agreement would impose stringent new patent rules that would obstruct access to medicines for poor people while offering special privileges to foreign investors to contest environmental protections and the public interest.
NEWS
November 25, 1993
About 600 students, faculty and staff at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont participated in a "Fast for World Hunger" Thursday and donated the money from the meals they skipped to local and international hunger-relief organizations. Roughly $1,200 was raised by the fast, sponsored by the college's student volunteer program, Mudders Making a Difference, said Regina Mooney, the Mudders' faculty adviser. Mooney added that the program is in its fifth year; the first year, the students raised $138.
NEWS
September 4, 1986
The Reagan Administration has refused to let a private relief agency send farm tools to leftist-ruled Nicaragua. U.S. officials rejected an application from Oxfam America, a Boston-based relief agency, to ship $41,000 worth of farm equipment, Oxfam officials said. John Hammock, Oxfam's executive director, said in an interview that the shipment to two private Nicaraguan agencies had been intended to help alleviate hunger in the country, the target of a U.S. trade embargo for more than a year.
NEWS
November 22, 1985
Oxfam America hopes to raise at least $1 million from schoolchildren, workers and other people taking part in the 12th annual Fast for a World Harvest to ease the problem of world hunger. "We ask people to either fast for the day or to skip one meal today and donate what they would have spent to Oxfam America," spokesman Scott Slater said in Boston.
NEWS
March 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
These aid agencies are among those accepting contributions for assistance in Mozambique. They are members of InterAction, a coalition of relief, development and refugee assistance agencies. American Friends Service Committee 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 (888) 588-2372 http://www.afsc.org Air Serv International P.O. Box 3014 Redlands, CA 92373 (909) 793-2627 http://www.airserv.
WORLD
January 15, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Russia, an arms provider and principal player in the ongoing Syrian civil war, is doing far too little to help the war's millions of victims, international humanitarian agencies say. As world powers pledged new aid Wednesday at a donors conference in Kuwait, humanitarian groups said Moscow had been a standout in its failure to contribute adequately to the struggling international effort to help the injured and displaced. Russia has contributed about $24 million toward the United Nations appeal, about 5% of what it should give based on its size, according to Oxfam America.
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