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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...

Tundhikel Camp, Kathmandu. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Postcards from the field - for World Humanitarian Day

For World Humanitarian Day 2015 we share insights from some of Oxfam's humanitarian staff in Sierra Leone, Nepal and Yemen. They reveal the challenges they are facing...

Jarina with her daughter, Shaheha & grandson, Saju (2 ½ years old). Having a raised homestead meant that Jarina could offer shelter to her daughter and her family. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam GB

The cost of living: an introduction to humanitarianism

How much does it cost to save someone's life after an emergency? What price do you put on dignity, safety, confidence etc?  In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Sophie Mack Smith,...

The very first drop of the pumped water from the station. Credit: Oxfam

Success in Syria: making sulphurous water drinkable

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Leen Saeb, Public Health Engineer, shares a recent success from our Syria programme. In Salamiyah City, Oxfam has worked with local engineers to perform the...

People queue in Tundikhel IDP camp. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

What works in humanitarian response? First step – map the evidence

In order to make evidence-based decisions, in humanitarian response or any field, we need to be critically examining the latest research. One way in which Oxfam is doing this is through the Humanitarian...

Syria: "Getting enough water has become my obsession…"

Razan is a 30-year-old accountant lives with her mother in the Syrian city of Salamiyah. Racha Chamoun reports on how Oxfam is working to improve access to water for people like her. ...

Abu Ali, 45, who fled Syria in 2012 with his mother, wife, and 11 children. Credit: Yasmine Chawaf/Oxfam

No one ever thinks they will be called a refugee

For refugees and internally displaced persons in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, every aspect of daily life is difficult. The crisis in Syria is also placing pressure on host communities. In the run up...

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