Women and men of Barillas, Guatemala, maintain a passive resistance and reject the construction of a hydroelectric dam. Credit: Giovany Ujpan Mendoza/ Oxfam

Risky investment and human rights abuses: ‘Does the World Bank think this is development?’

Oxfam is calling for the IFC, a branch of the World Bank, to stop investing in high-risk intermediary clients and projects. Here Kate Geary, our land rights policy lead, explains why. ...

Making brand choices when supermarket shopping. Credit:Oxfam

How do your favourite foods rank now? Latest Behind the Brands scores revealed

In 2013 we launched the Behind the Brands campaign using consumer power to hold the world's largest food and beverage companies to account for the impact their business has on the world and its...

Abu Ali, 45, who fled Syria in 2012 with his mother, wife, and 11 children. Credit: Yasmine Chawaf/Oxfam

Syria: wealthy governments hold the key to survival for millions

Governments are meeting in Kuwait this week to discuss Syria's humanitarian crisis. In our new paper, Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis 2015, we call on wealthy donor states to pledge their fair...

Maximino Beringue is a tenant farmer in the Philippines, he had a two storey house but it was completely destroyed during Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Climate change and resilience: campaigns Tom and development Geri discuss

Is it possible to reconcile the views of campaigners and development practitioners on the place of climate change within programming through the concept of 'resilience'? On Tuesday John Magrath...

Tens of thousands fill the streets for The Wave Climate Rally in London, December 2009. Credit: Chris Worrell/Oxfam

Climate change: exceptional or unexceptional? Campaigns Tom and development Geri discuss

Why are there divergent views on where climate change fits within the development and humanitarian communities? Programme researcher John Magrath presents an imaginary conversation. ...

Abigail looks out over the land around her house, she is one of an estimated 3000 poor farmers and fisher folk at risk from a  development in Aurora province, Philippines. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Land policy makers need to focus on how change happens

As delegates start filing in for the World Bank's annual Land and Poverty Conference, Ross Clarke explains why a critical point of discussion should be the divergence between land policy 'the...

Cyclone Pam: "We have had to use all of our savings to buy food"

Oxfam Communications Coordinator Amy Christian is in Vanuatu, she shares her first impressions of the devastation and the response. ...

Community health volunteers in Liberia (Credit: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam)

Active case finding as a key part of the Ebola Response

Duoi Ampilan, one of our public health promoters, talks about how our work on active case finding, whereby Oxfam went to communities to find cases of Ebola and other illnesses, became a key part...

Women sharing traditional methods of weather forecasting with Uganda National Meteorology Authority (UNMA) staff, Kasese district, Western Uganda. Credit: Tracy Kajumba

Seasonal climate forecasts for all: a success story from Uganda

In 2012, the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) embarked on a partnership with the Uganda National Meteorology Authority (UNMA) with the aim of giving men and women farmers universal...

Rice harvest, Philippines. Credit: Tessa Bunney/Oxfam

Averting disaster through automated weather stations

Automated weather stations provide highly accurate forecasts. Vincent Malasador, DRR Programme Officer for Oxfam in the Philippines, explains how they are being used to enhance the capacity of local...

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