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Date: Dec 2014

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Umbrellas for chlorinators and Blue Flag volunteers at Oral Rehydration Points, Freetown, Sierra Leone (2012). Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Aid in challenging times: where next for UK development assistance?

What does UK development assistance look like at the end of 2014? What does 2015 hold in store? And what can the UK do to remain truly pro-poor in its work? Nicola McIvor, Oxfam's Development...

Ebola messages and slogans dominate the roadside in Freetown, Sierra Leone (Credit: Catherine Meredith/Oxfam)

Experiencing an Ebola Christmas

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Communications Coordinator, shares her experiences from Freetown on the 25th of December. ...

After the tsunami: What the people of Calang taught me about humanity

Oxfam humanitarian worker Peter Struijf has worked on the ground throughout several international disasters including the Tsunami response in Indonesia, and is currently in Sierra Leone where he...

Market stall (Credit: Tessa Bunney)

As food prices stabilise, is there a rising dependence on processed and unsafe foods?

The Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility research project has worked with 23 communities for three or more years examining how they are coping with changes in food prices and the impact on their...

Women package seeds for the retail market at the SEAN Seed Company, Thankot, Kathmandu (Credit: Aubrey Wade)

Are you paying a living wage? Four ways to check

There is no single, universal way to calculate a living wage. It is contextual with a wide range of influencing factors leading to significant variation on national and regional levels. Here, Paulien...

Workers move a large reef ball into position before it is deployed in the sea. Marie Banu/Oxfam GB

The tsunami appeal broke records, but many crises don't get the funding they need

On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the tsunami, Oxfam Researcher, Sophia Ayele, reflects on a unique aspect of the disaster - the amount of money donated by the general public for the relief...

Inside a garments factory, Bangladesh.

Rana Plaza: a catalyst for progress on living wage

Following our recent paper looking at the steps being taken towards delivering a living wage across global supply chains, Aleix Gonzalez Busquets of C&A and Andy York of N Brown Group explain...

Ebola crisis: Oxfam update 6 – prevention and containment is key

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares the latest Ebola response update. We hope you find this interesting. ...

Syrian refugee women living in an informal settlement line the side of a road mid-morning waiting to depart to the tomato fields in Lebanon's Bekaa valley (Credit: Maya Hautefeuille/Oxfam)

Aid for Syrian refugees needs to extend to support host countries

As millions of Syrians are now taking refuge in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, the infrastructure and public services are feeling the strain. Here, Camilla Jelbart Mosse outlines why there...

Women queuing for their charcoal vouchers in South Sudan (Credit: Kieran Doherty/ Oxfam)

South Sudan: "A situation unique in humanitarian history"

12 months after the world's newest nation was plunged into conflict, Oxfam Humanitarian Director, Jane Cocking, looks back on a year of war, suffering, but some remarkable achievements in South...