Subject: aid

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Syrian children living in makeshift shelters in Amman, Jordan (Credit: Alan Brouder/Oxfam)

Going urban - aid must adapt to shifting refugee trends

Humanitarian aid is usually associated with camps and emergency shelters, both in terms of the images shown and the concentration of aid workers. However, with the numbers of refugees living in cities...

Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring at the Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, pictured here greeting Gwada Joseph, 27. (Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam)

Good, but could do even better?

Fresh from two UK party political conferences, Oxfam's CEO Mark Goldring reflects on the UK's role in the world. ...

A Financial Transactions Tax but is it fit for Robin Hood?

After four years of campaigning, a Financial Transaction Tax is likely to be introduced by 11 European countries next week. But Inequality Public Campaign Manager Adam Musgrave, asks whether European...

Jim Murphy in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Kent Truog CRS/ CAFOD.

What would DfID look like under Labour?

Oxfam's Head of UK Government Relations, Katy Wright, attended Jim Murphy's first speech as UK Shadow Development Secretary yesterday. Here, she gives a thumbs up to what she heard,...

Oxfam workers in Gendrassa camp in South Sudan unload crates containing water pipes and motors that will provide clean water to thousands of refugees. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Are donors backtracking on country ownership?

We're still waiting for answers to this question, explains aid and inequality policy adviser, Nicola McIvor. ...

It's time to lift lives for good

If you're in the UK, you may already have seen our new campaign: Lift Lives for Good. Oxfam's head of economic justice, Hannah Stoddart, introduces it here and explains why 2014 will...

DFID development tracker

An open data revolution, but what's next?

An open data revolution has taken place in the aid transparency world in the past two years, but the story doesn't end there. Today's guest bloggers, Roy Trivedy and Mike Battcock from...

Community disaster preparedness in Bangladesh. Credit: Kenny Rae/ Oxfam America

What would I want in their shoes? 25 years of humanitarianism

On World Humanitarian Day we pay tribute to our colleagues working in the field, but also to the people and communities that they work with. People who daily show enormous resilience in the face...

Abdullah Ampilan in Warrap State, South Sudan

Close calls as an aid worker — just don't tell my mother...

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, we asked Abdullah Ampilan what life is like as an aid worker. Here, he shares some of the scrapes he has encountered in the line of duty. But, please, no one mention...

Blanca (left) and Carla (right) Tuguango, Ecuador, 2010. Cecilia Puebla/Oxfam

Can taxation reduce inequality? Lessons from Ecuador

Has Ecuador managed to fight inequality using tax reforms? As we publish three case studies on reducing inequality using development finance, Susana Ruiz Rodriguez shares lessons from Ecuador. ...

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