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Laprak, Gorkha District Nepal, May 2015. Credit: Oxfam/Sam Spickett

Rivers, mountains and landslides: reaching remote communities in Nepal

It's six months since a massive earthquake struck Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. Oxfam has been on the ground from the beginning, providing humanitarian assistance, reaching...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

Burundian refugees disembark from the boat and are transported on buses to Lake Tanganyika Stadium before being moved to Nyarugusu camp. Credit: Oxfam/Bill Marwa

Oxfam's work with refugees around the world

Refugees are ordinary people living through extraordinary times, experiencing hardship and suffering. Oxfam and other agencies are supporting refugees and IDPs according to need, including those...

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...

A family camping out in Ahou village, Mingkaman county, Lakes state, April 2014. Credit: Pablo Tosco/ Oxfam

Pledging solidarity with the people of South Sudan

By July 4.6 million people in South Sudan's could be severely food insecure. On 16 June an aid pledging conference is being held in Geneva. Here Josephine Liebl explains why donor governments...

A water distribution point - set up by Oxfam - at the Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets: South Sudan update

In December 2013 fighting broke out across South Sudan. Since then more than 1.5 million people have been internally displaced and over 500,000 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. Here...

Two locals find safe ground in front of a destroyed structure in Bhaktapur region of Kathmandu, Nepal 26 April 2015 - 24 hours after a devastating earthquake that has so far taken the lives of 2,400 people Credit: EPA/Hemanta Shrestha

Nepal earthquake: many thousands in need of help

The people of Nepal are in dire need after a major earthquake struck the country, including the capital Kathmandu, on Saturday 25 April. Around 30,000 people are reportedly living out in the open...

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