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Preloved Advent Charity Spotlight Week 1: Oxfam

This While we’re enjoying the excitement and the Preloved advent calendar, Preloved knows it’s important to think of those less fortunate at this time of year. So, as always, we’re going to be supporting a number of charities throughout the month to encourage our members to give back during December.

So, we’re featuring one charity a week to ask you to consider donating on behalf of a friend or family member as a gift this year, instead of splashing out on gifts.

This week’s focus is Oxfam and their Yemen Appeal

Oxfam’s Yemen Crisis Appeal

Continuing conflict, airstrikes and restrictions on imports have left 14 million people facing famine in Yemen. Nearly half of all children aged between six months and five years are chronically malnourished.

IDPs collecting water from the water distributions point at the Al-Manjorah camp, in Hajjah governorate. With no source of water in the surroundings, nearly 20,000 people benefit from Oxfam’s water trucking project in the camp. Photo: Moayed Al.Shaibani/Oxfam

Oxfam has reached more than three million people with lifesaving essentials, like clean water and cash to buy food – but the military onslaught around the port city of Hudaydah is putting yet more children, women and men at risk.

“Famine is imminent. It could happen any time… People have [sold] all their belongings and they have nothing more to sell in order to get food. There are no job opportunities.” Ibrahim Alwazir, Oxfam Communications Coordinator in Yemen

How you can help

You can help Oxfam by donating here, where you can make a one-off donation.

Learn more here about why Preloved is supporting charities this #PrelovedAdvent.

Zoe Allison

Zoe Allison

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