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Date: Feb 2015

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Photo: Hawa Warsame. Credit: Adeso

Hanging by the thinnest thread

Last week, we launched our report Hanging By A Thread: The ongoing threat to Somalia's remittance lifeline at Chatham House in London. Here, Ed Pomfret, campaigns and policy manager for Oxfam...

Photo: Unilever farmer Javid checks the onions in the yelllow onion field, Barda. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Partnering with big business: 4 key lessons

In 2010, Oxfam and Unilever started Project Sunrise, a partnership to learn how to do business with women and men smallholders in a way that improves their livelihoods. Five years on Private sector...

Caption: Flood waters still remain in the Caia district of the Zambezi river region, Feb 2008. Andy Hall/Oxfam

Floods: opportunities or threats to resilience? Ask a farmer

The idea of resilience, the capacity to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity, has become increasingly important within international development. Resilience thinking is often presented as inherently...

Aminata an Oxfam Community Health Worker, on a tour to share information about Ebola with a community in the Western Area, Sierra Leone. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ebola update: a long shadow over affected countries

In recent weeks there has been less and less information in the media about Ebola, so is no news good news? Cat Meredith looks at the situation in West Africa. ...

Photo: Tower Hamlets, London. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Why the UK needs a lifebelt to keep us all afloat

With the release of the UK Doughnut paper today, Philomena Cullen reflects on what the report reveals about life in the UK, and concludes that we are in danger of falling into a state of irreversible...

Photo: Mary Kaswii from Reuben Baptist Primary school in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi Kenya. Credit: Allan Gichigi / Oxfam

Back to school: Returning education to the development agenda

With millions of children around the world missing out on education, Sandra Dworack argues for a new approach to how education in development is financed, and calls on governments to make lasting...

Farmers' market, Mindanao, Philippines. Credit: Jo Villanueva/Oxfam

What stories does the soil tell about poverty and inequality in Mindanao?

On the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, land degradation is a major problem affecting small-scale subsistence farmers and large-scale producers alike. Daniel Morchain looks at...

Melut, South Sudan. May, 2014 (Credit: Kieran Doherty/ Oxfam)

Attention-deficit: is aid failing fragile states?

Oxfam is one of the world's leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies. In 2014, it supported around 5.5 million people in crisis. Here, Laura Searle talks about why we have compiled...