Sister Mandava and Dianna Mcgapa, demonstrate the difficulties of working by candle light at the Mazuru clinic back in 2011 when there was no electricity. Credit: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Electrifying health care - saving lives in Zimbabwe

For poor women in parts of rural Zimbabwe the cost of two candles can be the difference between health and hunger, and even sometimes between life and death. In the first in a series of blog posts...

MP/public dialogue, Wulu, Lakes State. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Six lessons on how to support change in South Sudan

What does active citizenship look like in a conflict affected state like South Sudan? Richard Chilvers, WWS Learning and Communications Officer, draws on the experience of Oxfam's partners to...

Highlights

People, pledges and publications: June in numbers

In June we marked World Refugee Day, assessed the G7 summit, explained why inequality matters, reported on how the Sustainable Development Goals should be financed, and published a collection of...

Tondo slum in Manila, Philippines, 2014. Credit: Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

The world could be so much fairer: an introduction to inequality

Seven out of ten people live in countries where the gap between the rich and the poor has increased in the last 30 years. In this introduction to inequality Deborah Hardoon, Senior Researcher at...

A group of women walking in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, February 2015. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Soul-searching on World Refugee Day

On this World Refugee Day 2015, Maya Mailer (@MayaMailer), Oxfam's Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns, explains why we in civil society - and our political leaders - should be doing...

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

No one ever thinks they will be called a refugee

For refugees and internally displaced persons in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, every aspect of daily life is difficult. The crisis in Syria is also placing pressure on host communities. In the run up...

Burundian refugees disembark from the boat and are transported on buses to Lake Tanganyika Stadium before being moved to Nyarugusu camp. Credit: Oxfam/Bill Marwa

Oxfam's work with refugees around the world

Refugees are ordinary people living through extraordinary times, experiencing hardship and suffering. Oxfam and other agencies are supporting refugees and IDPs according to need, including those...

Coal stunt at G7. Credit: Oxfam Deutschland

Why the G7 have made but a stuttering start on climate change

Climate justice calls for the richest countries most responsible for causing the problem of climate change to phase out fossil fuels first and fastest, but will this happen? With only a matter of...

A family camping out in Ahou village, Mingkaman county, Lakes state, April 2014. Credit: Pablo Tosco/ Oxfam

Pledging solidarity with the people of South Sudan

By July 4.6 million people in South Sudan's could be severely food insecure. On 16 June an aid pledging conference is being held in Geneva. Here Josephine Liebl explains why donor governments...

Cyclone Pam 3 months on: The spirit of Vanuatu

Oxfam's country director in Vanuatu was there when Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island nation. He describes the 'special something' he's seen in the country in the months following...

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