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A new standard for humanitarian action

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) has been developed to rally all humanitarian actors around a single standard of humanitarian action, and thereby improve performance. Nigel Timmins, Deputy Humanitarian...

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...

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...

Ammar sits with his children in Baqaa camp, Balqa, Jordan (Credit: F. Muath/Oxfam)

We applaud aid to Syria, but it is not enough

On November 26, Oxfam joined with 30 organisations to write an open letter to David Cameron calling for an increase on our pledge to resettle Syrian refugees. Here, we republish the letter in full....

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Filling the Green Climate Fund – working out a fair shares system

The Green Climate Fund will soon be open for business, but what's the fairest way for it to be filled in order to reach the goal of $15 billion? Kiri Hanks shares Oxfam's analysis. ...

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. ...

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