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Date: Mar 2016

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An event to encourage women in leadership, Rabat, Morocco. Credit: Ellie Kealey / Oxfam

Regional influencing for gender justice: watch the webinar

NEWS: What's the most effective way to influence regional organisations in order to advance women's rights and gender justice? This was the topic of a recent webinar organised by Oxfam's...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Social security cuts risk widening UK regional inequalities

OPINION:  Graham Whitham, Senior Policy Advisor on UK Poverty, warns that the latest government budget decisions will have a negative impact on already high levels of poverty and inequality...

Faedah Saeed, 35, fled with her four children from Taiz city to Al-Mendhara Village a year ago due to the conflict. Despite poor health, Faedah walks for 90 minutes three times a day to collect water for the family from a remote well. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaybani/Oxfam

Yemen: all we can do is help people survive

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: The conflict which escalated one year ago in Yemen has created one of the world's biggest humanitarian emergencies and risks pushing millions into famine. Simone...

Josephine, Northern DRC, September 2010. Credit: Pierre Peron/Oxfam

What is protection anyway?

LEARNING: If you work for a humanitarian agency then protection, helping people to stay safe in conflicts and disasters, is a core part of your duty of care. Our new materials will help you...

9 things on Oxfam’s 'bucket list' for World Water Day

Meet our bucket. It's a bucket known throughout humanitarian community as the 'Oxfam bucket', it was designed by Oxfam and has spent years saving lives around the world. On World Water...

Makyambi Angya colecting water at the tapstand set up by SWIFT in Katungulu, South Kivu, DRC. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

850,000 success stories for World Water Day

NEWS: The Oxfam-led SWIFT Consortium has successfully completed the first phase of a programme to bring sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to communities in Kenya and the Democratic...

Policies to reduce inequality must factor in climate change. Credit: Scriberia

Tackling inequality and unsustainable consumption - together

OPINION: In many countries economic inequality is growing and the wealthiest are also those with the biggest carbon footprints. Dario Kenner, Independent Researcher, suggests that governments...

A group of refugees rests in a camp in Moria, Greece. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

The human dimension: Greece's escalating humanitarian crisis

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: At every EU migration summit in recent months, border security has trumped the safety and wellbeing of people on the move. This has been causing human misery and...

Tax havens: Not as far away as you think

OPINION:  A new Oxfam report highlighted this week that because the UK heads up the world's biggest financial secrecy network, spanning its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories...

Oxfam volunteers and Syrian children in Zaatari camp built kites on Monday 7th March and decorated them with Doves, as part of the solidarity campaign #withSyria. Credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the...