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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...

Liberians read the Daily Talk chalk board on the Ebola outbreak situation in the capital Monrovia, Liberia, 09 August 2014. Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Ebola: how Oxfam is responding in Liberia

With Liberia currently experiencing the world's largest-ever Ebola outbreak, we asked Cathy Stephens of the Liberia WASH Consortium to explain the impact of the epidemic and how the...

Youth campaigners take part in an artistic event to raise awareness around health issues among their peers in Say, Niger. Credit: Moussa Abdou, Oxfam.

Raising voices, demanding rights – Youth Day 2014

The late, great Nelson Mandela once said: "young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom." For International Youth...

MRMV Malian youth activists campaign for their rights to health and education services in the run-up to the 2013 Presidential election in Bamako. Credit: Kadidia Baby

Why education has the power to change the world

In the second of three blog posts about our My Rights My Voice Programme (MRMV), programme coordinator Sitan Cisse shares her experience of growing up in Mali, and how it has motivated...

Nepali youth campaigners take part in a Participatory Video advocacy workshop to improve rights to health services. Credit: Jean-Luc Blakey, Oxfam

Lights, camera, action: raising youth voice through video

How can young people in developing countries take action over issues that affect them? Imogen Davies explains how our My Rights, My Voice programme is supporting under 25s to convey advocacy messages...

Pauline Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

If I were president... how would the children of Mukuru change the world?

From vegetable-growing pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Mora McLagan hears the children of Mukuru's hopes and dreams for the future and finds out what they would do if they...

Lesotho health budget diagram

Public-private health partnerships: a warning from Lesotho

The Queen 'Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, built under public-private partnership, has been described as a new era for healthcare in Africa. However, as Anna Marriott explains, the hospital's...

Sunrise in Barguna Sadar, Bangladesh. Credit: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Changes we want to see in 2014

At the dawn of 2014 time is running out for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  How is the world doing? In the spirit of new  year optimism we asked nine Oxfam experts...

Single mother Joyce with her baby son Prince whom she delivered in the local hospital thanks to the free healthcare provided to pregnant women in Ghana. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Policy makers are not blind to evidence

Regular readers of this blog will know that Oxfam has adopted a Global Performance Framework, which, among other things, involves the random selection of samples of closing or sufficiently mature...

Primary Healthcare Centre, Maharashtra State, India. Credit: Cecile Unternaehrer/Oxfam

Putting the public back into public services

As we launch Held to Account, Oxfam's new briefing paper on public service accountability, guest blogger from India Dr Abhay Shukla - activist, physician and public health specialist - calls...

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