Luxury sports car showroom in Cape Town with homeless rough sleepers outside. Credit: Zed Nelson

Is South Africa operating in a safe and just space?

Oxfam's doughnut model provides a framework for policy makers to envisage a safe and socially just space for humanity. What would this look like if applied to one of the world's most unequal...

Researcher interviewing respondent in Cambodia. Credit: Pisey Chea/Oxfam

Measuring impact: a marriage of numbers and stories

At Oxfam we're committed to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning to make sure we are having the most positive impact we can on the lives of people living in poverty.  As part...

Rama, 40. He fled his home with his family when the earthquake began. He now finds shelter in Tundikhe IDP camp, Kathmandu. He would like to go back to his home and has a plan to rebuild it. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit@ Pablo Tosco/Nepal

Mobilizing community health volunteers in Nepal

Providing water and sanitation, and public health promotion to help communities stay safe, are key parts of Oxfam's Nepal Earthquake response. Here Genevive Estacaan explains how Oxfam is training...

A water distribution point - set up by Oxfam - at the Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets: South Sudan update

In December 2013 fighting broke out across South Sudan. Since then more than 1.5 million people have been internally displaced and over 500,000 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. Here...

A trader in Lower Shebelle, Somalia, on the phone. Credit: Oxfam

Reaching the unreachable through SMS health messages in Somalia

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal childhood disease which is close to being eradicated globally. When a fresh outbreak of the disease occurred in Somalia in 2013 urgent action was needed....

A woman at a relief relief camp in Khokhana area of Karyabinayak Municipality expresses anger at a Nepal Armed Forces Police because of the chaotic water situation. Credit: Sharbendu De

Lack of water and toilets making things worse for women in Nepal

Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, has just returned from a visit to Nepal after two devastating earthquakes hit the country. Here, she describes the situation on the ground, the challenges for the...

A government sign highlighting the newly designated 'No Build Zone' along the coast in Candahue. Credit: Laura Eldon/Oxfam

Harnessing the power of ICTs to help amplify voices in the Philippines

A recent case study on the issue of relocation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan utilised mobile data capture tools as part of the research process. What responsibilities come with using such...

Oxfam and Visa team up for innovative payment solution for disaster-affected communities

Oxfam and Visa team up for an innovative payment solution for disaster-affected communities

A partnership between Oxfam and Visa is providing financial access to disaster-affected communities in the Philippines. Here, Amy O'Donnell and Niña Espinola-Abogado explain how the Electronic...

Drilling borehole at MSF's IPD Paediatric Hospital Monrovia. Credit: Andy Clarke/Oxfam

Engineering in the Ebola response: We hadn’t been here before

Water and sanitation engineer Andy Clarke describes his experience of responding to the unprecedented challenge of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. He explains why being able to adapt to people's...

Women at home in Azerbaijan. Credit: David Levene /Oxfam

Violence against women in Azerbaijan: big challenge, weak policy

The establishment of laws to prevent violence against women is just one step towards tackling the problem. Here, Gunel Mehdiyeva, national gender programme officer for Azerbaijan, explains why the...

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