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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...

Credit: Geno Teofilo/ Oxfam

Beyond good intentions: evidence in emergency response

In the run up to World Humanitarian Day, Ellie Ott looks at how evidence-based practice is transforming how humanitarian programming reviews and improves its effectiveness. ...

A street view of Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 26, 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The emergency is now: market analysis for preparedness

When an emergency hits how do you cope if even your normal life is a daily struggle for survival? In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Carol Brady explains how our market analysis research can...

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.  ...

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