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Mary Ajak Maluk shares her thoughts with Oxfam staff during a community meeting in Mingkaman camps, South Sudan. Oxfam regularly holds meetings with community members in order to better understand what’s working well and what needs to be improved. Credit: Mackenzie Knowles Coursin/Oxfam

Where is everyone?

Are humanitarian agencies avoiding difficult interventions? Jane Cocking, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director, challenges a recent MSF report's negative portrayal of the humanitarian system. She...

"I do not want to be a soldier, I want to be a doctor." A story from South Sudan

Fierce fighting in South Sudan has forced more than a million people from their homes. On the anniversary of the country's independence three years ago, Grace Cahill shares the story of one family...

Families gather to collect water at Ahmed Ajar's well. Credit: Oxfam/Chad Anderson

Yemen’s fuel and water crisis is putting lives at risk

As fuel prices soar people in Yemen are struggling to access water, even water unsafe for drinking. The stability of the country and the welfare of its people is at stake. Chad Anderson...

Young refugee boys playing football in Jamam camp, South Sudan, March 2014. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

World must get off the bench on resolving conflict in Africa

As half the global population unites to watch the World Cup, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, calls on world leaders to unite to bring peace and an end to hunger in Somalia,...

Sara carries her youngest son to her tent in the Jordan Valley. Credit: F. Muath/Oxfam

What does it feel like to be a refugee? Perceptions from Jordan

On World Refugee Day we hear from Alexandra Saieh, Oxfam's policy officer for our Syria crisis response in Jordan, as she reflects on our recent research on the perceptions of displaced Syrians...

Children take part in a hand washing instruction at an event to mark global hand washing day in Zaatari camp. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

3D printing takes emergency response to another level

Could 3D printing technology be the future of water and sanitation equipment design? 'Top toilet thinker' Angus McBride, introduces an innovative Oxfam 3D printing trial in Lebanon.  ...

Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying. Credit: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

"Unless there is total peace I cannot go back"

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 thousands have died and more than a million people have fled their homes. Nyakuoth Kuony and her family are among the many South Sudanese...

Refugees gather in one of the makeshift mosques in Zaatari Camp for Tarawih, the extra prayers performed at night by Muslims during Ramadan. Credit: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

In good faith: working together in emergencies

What does effective partnership with faith based groups look like? Ben Phillips our humanitarian information management officer introduces an exciting collaboration between Oxfam and other NGOs to...

Rwandan refugees returning from camps in Tanzania in 1996. Credit: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Rwandan genocide: twenty years on

In 1994, an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the space of a hundred days. David Bryer was Oxfam director at the time, here he remembers what he describes as the lowest point in...

A Syrian refugee girl in Zaatari Camp, Jordan, where new arrivals are still living in tents in the cold in harsh desert conditions. Credit: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

Syria needs peace, not foreign weapons

As peace talks take place in Geneva the conflict in Syria is close to entering its fourth year. The fighting continues to be fueled by arms and ammunition from far beyond the country's...

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