Date: Jul 2012

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Collecting water in Bundibugyo, Uganda

A bold new approach to climate adaptation in rural Uganda

When ACCRA discovered that development plans for the remote Ugandan district of Bundibugyo failed to reflect the climatic challenges faced by local communities, the project took action. The end result...

DR Congo: "We do not dare to go home"

Hundreds of people continue to arrive each day in Kibati. 2 million people are now displaced across the DRC; the highest figure the country has seen since 2009. ...

Hut on Chacaltaya with city of El Alto in the background. Credit: Sally Rangecroft/Oxfam

Altitude sickness and tough terrain – researching rock glaciers in Bolivia

Sally Rangecroft is conducting research into the water potential of rock glaciers in Bolivia. Here she shares the realities of conducting research at a high altitude as she reports on her first two...

Housing in Glasgow

Britain is far from becoming an equal society

A couple of weeks ago, John Rentoul wrote We are all in this together, after all in the Independent, about how Britain seems to have become a more equal society recently, according to research...

Hillside in La Paz. Credit: Sally Rangecroft.

Water scarcity in Bolivia – could rock glaciers hold an answer?

With water scarcity increasingly impacting on people living in Bolivia, Oxfam has sponsored a geography PhD student to map water resources in the Dry Andes. Here Sally Rangecroft explains more about...

Yemen: Back home – but nowhere to stay

For the past year, large parts of the southern province of Abyan have been virtual no-go zones, controlled by militant groups.  More than 200,000 people fled their homes, seeking refuge...

A women's committee attend an SGBV training session in Bweru town, Masisi Territory, North Kivu. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Irresponsibly traded arms and women’s rights – what’s the link?

As Arms Trade Treaty negotiations continue in New York, Caroline Green explains how the irresponsible trade in arms is currently undermining women's rights around the world. ...

Freshly picked coffee beans. Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Climate change is threatening your coffee – why doing nothing is not an option

What happens when climate change impacts on source products that are part of a global supply chain? Oxfam posed this question to three multinational corporations to find out what companies can do...

Palestinian family, unable to farm the land due to the Israeli military zone in the Jordan Valley. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Struggle for land in the Jordan Valley

Settlement expansion, enabled by discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, is destroying the viability of a future Palestinian state, says Lara El-Jazairi co-author of our...

Collecting water following the floods in Sindh Province, Pakistan

Grassroots leading the way in gender-sensitive humanitarian response

Understanding how disasters affect people differently depending on gender and other aspects of their identity  is a critical starting point for emergency response. Guest editor Joanna Hoare...