Date: Oct 2012

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Women at the IDDR event in Bangkok

Thai older women as village security guards? And what has it got to do with DRR?

Ines Smyth reports back on the event held to mark International Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2012. ...

Local shop selling basic malaria medicines, Kilifi, Kenya. Credit: Caroline Penn / Panos

Salt, pepper, and some malaria tablets

Good investment in community healthcare is needed to fight malaria, argues Ian Sullivan, rather than putting people's health in the hands of untrained shopkeepers. ...

Parwan provincial peace hearing

Building peace in Afghanistan – how civil society can make a difference

Change and accountability is possible in Afghanistan, says Oxfam's Babrak Osman, but it won't happen if left to politicians and insurgents, it needs to be led by civil society. ...

From Poverty to Power book

From Poverty to Power - what's changed since 2008? Q&A with author Duncan Green

The new edition of From Poverty to Power, Oxfam's flagship publication on global development publishes today, we ask the author Duncan Green to reflect on what's changed since...

Mrs Tamboura, 47 years old, taking care of her vegetable garden that provides necessary extra help to her families' diet and provides her with some cash. Kayes, Mali. Charles Bambara/ Oxfam

Hunger, violence and the butterfly effect in Mali

Until recently Mali was best known internationally for its music and fabled city of Timbuktu, but now it's making news because of conflict and political turmoil. Added to that, it is still recovering...

Shopkeeper Ala'a Abdhullah Farag Wans demonstrates rising food prices in Yemen. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

What’s up (or down) with global hunger?

As organisations around the globe celebrate World Food Day, Richard King, our Policy Researcher on all things 'food security' reflects on the latest estimates of global hunger in the new...

Gomati Dhami. President of Drinking Water & Sanitation Users Committee. Checking chillis in vegetable garden irrigated by waste water. Nepal. Jane Beesley/ Oxfam

Dalit women leading disaster preparedness in Nepal

On the eve of The International Day for Disaster Reduction, Oxfam's Global Humanitarian Gender Adviser Tess Dico Young reports on a project that enabled women from marginalised Dalit...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

Beauty at work in her community in Bangladesh as part of the WE CAN campaign supported by Oxfam.

Tackling the evaluation challenge – how do we know if we're effective?

As Oxfam publishes its first batch of Project Effectiveness Reviews, Jennie Richmond, Head of our Programme Performance and Accountability team discusses the evaluation challenge facing...

Women selling produce at market

Ensuring that private investment in small farms creates a just food system for all

Focusing investment on small-scale farmers, particularly women, can greatly reduce poverty, Monique Mikhail, Oxfam's Sustainable Agriculture Policy Adviser explains how.  ...