Date: Jan 2013

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The tax clock is ticking… You have until midnight to do your bit to stop UK poverty

Last night I spoke at the Frontline Club, one of the UK's most prominent centres for media and current affairs as part of a debate on inequality and its damaging impacts across the...

Interview with a Syrian refugee

Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. She's living in a self-made shelter with just one room, which she shares with 12 other people. ...

Children receive hygiene training in a refugee camp in Burkina Faso. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Intermon Oxfam

Mali’s conflict refugees – time to step up our aid effort

Caroline Baudot, humanitarian policy advisor, describes her experiences working with Oxfam in camps in Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger, hosting refugees fleeing Mali's conflict. ...

A refuge from Syria conflict still brings misery for thousands in Lebanon

Take a look at the hands of married women who've fled Syria to take refuge in neighbouring Lebanon and you'll notice that almost all aren't wearing any jewellery. Many families fled the...

Fishermen carry a boat in Indonesia. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Should we (and everyone in Davos) worry about extreme wealth?

First posted on From Poverty to Power, Duncan Green on how we cannot afford to ignore the extreme inequality produced by extreme wealth.  ...

All stations to aid: Global Humanitarian Assistance’s new interactive guide

Senior policy adviser Ed Cairns casts his eye over the latest resource for making sense of humanitarian funding.  ...

Volunteers leading the evacuation drill. Credit: Dow Punpiputt/Oxfam

Get ready, get set… BEEP! Can mobile phones deliver community-based early warning systems in Sri Lanka?

Back in November, Dow Punpiputt  travelled to Sri Lanka with the Digital Vision team to see how Oxfam is using mobile technology in disaster risk reduction. Here she reports on the innovative...

HM Treasury building. Credit: lhongchou

Slash tax avoidance, not benefits

As we hang on to the vestiges of our New Year's resolutions to be more friendly and kind, I can't help feeling that this spirit is somewhat bounded and constrained. As the benefits budget...

Women smallholders in Mali. Credit: Colin McQuistan/Oxfam

Can smallholder women farmers feed the world?

Women farmers produce more than half of all food worldwide and currently account for 43 percent of the global agricultural labour force. (Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization) ...