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Queuing for food distribution in South Sudan. Credit: Oxfam

Resilience is someone - I met her in South Sudan

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: Definitions of resilience should come from the people we are here to support, rather than our own assumptions. Elizabeth White, Policy Adviser in South Sudan, reminds...

Mazen* (30 years old) and Sara (19 years old). Aleppo, Syria (Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam)

European countries need to return to humanitarian principles

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION:  As world leaders and humanitarian actors meet in Istanbul for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit European countries need to look at themselves and step...

Women in search of water in Hadigala district, Siti Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia. July 2015. Credit: Poon Wai Nang/Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley looks back at the highs and lows of Oxfam's work responding to emergencies around the world over the last year. ...

A meeting between MPs and villagers in Wulu, Lakes State, South Sudan, facilitated through Oxfam's Within and without the State programme, which is funded by DFID, 2012. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

In the national interest: poverty, security and aid for fragile states

Following the UK government's announcement of an increase in spending on aid for fragile states Oxfam's Campaigns, Policy & Influencing Director, Francoise Vanni,  outlines...

Children at a camp in Bani Hassan near the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Oxfam is trucking water to the camp and building latrines. Oxfam's activities reach and benefit hosting communities and the displaced. Credit: Hind Al-Eryani / Oxfam

Yemen: aid work in the world’s largest forgotten emergency

Tariq Riebl is a roving programme coordinator in Oxfam's Humanitarian Department. Yesterday we published the first part of an interview with Tariq, about life as an aid worker, in this second...

Supplies stacked up and ready to be sent to Yemen from Oxfam's Bicester warehouse. Credit: Tegid Cartwright

The best job in the world: aid worker reflections

What kind of person chooses to spend their life at the centre of disasters and conflict zones? Tariq Riebl, a roving programme coordinator in Oxfam's Humanitarian Department...

Boys participate in a lesson about hygiene at an Oxfam community centre in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, on September 21, 2015. Credit Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Syria: what does it take to spark compassion?

The international community has failed so far to address the spiralling catastrophe in Syria. As Oxfam publishes its latest 'fair share' report on the international response to the conflict,...

Millions of Yemenis are suffering from a water crisis and have to walk long distances to collect a few litres of water for their families, July 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Yemenis need aid not arms

The UK lobbied for years for the Arms Trade Treaty that came into force last December. But at the first test of the new law, it has turned a blind eye to mounting evidence of potential misuse of...

Indramaya Shrestha (63) searches for belongings in the remains of the collapsed building in which she lived with her brother-in-law and his family when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal, killing her brother-in-law and leaving the family homeless. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Local humanitarian agencies: still short-changed by the world’s humanitarian donors

Today we publish a new report, Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head, which argues that to remain effective the humanitarian system must change. Here Ed Cairns, Oxfam's senior policy adviser...

A group of women walking in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, February 2015. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Soul-searching on World Refugee Day

On this World Refugee Day 2015, Maya Mailer (@MayaMailer), Oxfam's Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns, explains why we in civil society - and our political leaders - should be doing...

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