Nepal earthquake: A race against time

Oxfam has been working in Nepal for 30 years, with many staff living in Kathmandu. Despite the destruction the earthquake caused in their own lives, Oxfam staff and volunteers in Nepal are working...

Highlights

Women's rights, the Nepal earthquake, influencing in Mali, and climate politics

We've picked out the key ideas and themes from this month's blog posts. We hope you're inspired to follow the links and read on. Look out for more highlights in the coming months. ...

Teacher Moses A. Tholley sits in a classroom on the outskirts of Freetown. Mr Tholley and the other teachers are forced to carry water from the river on their heads. Oxfam is in the process of building a water pump for the nearby community. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Back to school: Improving water and sanitation facilities in Ebola hit countries

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is not over yet, but as the number of new cases of the disease has reduced, schools have re-opened. Here Thuli Ndlovu, Ebola response communications officer, explains...

Former ski resort on Chacaltaya close to La Paz. Credit: Sally Rangecroft

Finding hidden water resources in Bolivia

With demand for water growing, new research by Sally Rangecroft has identified 54 rock glaciers in Bolivia that could provide an important source of all-year round water supply to local communities....

Two locals find safe ground in front of a destroyed structure in Bhaktapur region of Kathmandu, Nepal 26 April 2015 - 24 hours after a devastating earthquake that has so far taken the lives of 2,400 people Credit: EPA/Hemanta Shrestha

Nepal earthquake: many thousands in need of help

The people of Nepal are in dire need after a major earthquake struck the country, including the capital Kathmandu, on Saturday 25 April. Around 30,000 people are reportedly living out in the open...

Shahdadpur, Sanghar district: Residents collecting their belongings on a higher ground outside village. Credit: Tariq Masood Malik/ Oxfam

From short-sighted politics to a clear vision for climate action

As climate change continues to have a devastating impact on people's lives, Daniel Morchain argues that the challenge for climate change adaptation practitioners is to deliver a convincing message...

The 500 Men March, held during the 16 Days of Activism in November 2012. Credit: Oxfam in Zambia

I Care About Her: what I’ve learnt about messaging in women’s rights campaigning

How can we increase the impact of our women's rights programming, without compromising our message? Laurie Adams, Oxfam's women's rights director, reflects and looks at Oxfam Zambia's...

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Credit: Abo Haitham

My life has changed completely: crisis in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including Oxfam staff. It is pushing the country towards economic collapse and making life harder for the 16 million people...

Bassam Ghanoom, a Syrian refugee buys food with cash provided by Oxfam. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Cash transfer programming: can Oxfam stay ahead of the game?

Oxfam's experience of using cash transfers in humanitarian programming dates back to the early 1990s. Here, Philippa Young, head of the emergency food security and vulnerable livelihoods team,...

A health care worker, wearing basic infection prevention and control protection at Sister Agnes Clinic in Gardensville, Liberia. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

7,000 people, one clinic, no running water: Ebola and health systems

The Ebola crisis has drawn attention to the state of health care systems in West Africa. Here Ebola policy lead, Jess Skinner, describes how health care workers in Liberia have continued to provide...

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