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Triage at Rokupa Isolation Centre (Credit: Tommy Trenchard / Oxfam)

The global health workforce crisis: what we can learn from the Ebola outbreak

It's eight months since the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak as an emergency. During that time, the virus has claimed more than 5,000 lives and devastated communities across...

Ebola crisis: Oxfam update number 3

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares the latest Ebola response update. ...

Oxfam's Vincent Malasador gives support and reassurance to a recipient during the distribution of hygiene items in Paypay north Cebu in November,2013.

The days after the storm - a year on from typhoon Haiyan

Vincent Malasador, DRR Programme Officer for Oxfam in the Philippines, was part of the rapid assessment team that responded to typhoon Haiyan in the immediate aftermath. Here he shares his memories...

Community Health Workers Alima Jamboria and Aminatta Fofanah educating people about Ebola. (Credit: Tommy Trenchard / Oxfam)

Talking the talk - fighting Ebola through public health campaigns

Seventy years worth of experience working to combat the spread of infectious diseases has taught us that public health campaigning will be critical in stopping the spread of Ebola. Here, Jonathan...

Ebola: Penny Lawrence in Freetown

Penny Lawrence, Deputy Chief Executive, blogs from Freetown where she is supporting Oxfam's response to Ebola. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor - training in Freetown

Holly Taylor is in Sierra Leone with Oxfam as part of the Ebola task force. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor - first day in Sierra Leone

Holly Taylor is in Sierra Leone with Oxfam as part of the Ebola task force. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor in Sierra Leone

My name is Holly Taylor, and I have been working at Oxfam as a campaigns assistant for a year and a half. Last month I flew to Senegal to assist the Ebola response team and tomorrow I go one step...

Hand washing day organised by Oxfam and other INGOs at Zaatari camp in Jordan, October 2013. Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Getting water to Zaatari during drought season

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat...

A team of water engineers drill a borehole in Mingkaman to provide clean water to the people living in the IDP camp South Sudan/credit:Amy Christian

Mud, rain and guns: aid work in South Sudan

On World Humanitarian Day, Peter Struijf, Oxfam's Programme Manager for Jonglei in South Sudan, writes about the challenges of delivering aid to rural areas and the crucial role played by the...

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