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Kamika and her daughter with Hammersmith and Fulham food bank manager Daphine Aikens. Credit: Oxfam/Sarah Brodbin

Will welfare reform mean increased poverty?

As UK MPs consider proposed changes to the welfare system this week Seb Klier, UK poverty Parliamentary and Advocacy Advisor, explains why they should be concerned about provision of 'decent...

Millions of Yemenis are suffering from a water crisis and have to walk long distances to collect a few litres of water for their families, July 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Yemenis need aid not arms

The UK lobbied for years for the Arms Trade Treaty that came into force last December. But at the first test of the new law, it has turned a blind eye to mounting evidence of potential misuse of...

Aminata an Oxfam Community Health Worker, on a tour to share information about Ebola with a community in the Western Area, Sierra Leone. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ebola update: a long shadow over affected countries

In recent weeks there has been less and less information in the media about Ebola, so is no news good news? Cat Meredith looks at the situation in West Africa. ...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Campaigners at the London People's Climate March on 21 September 2014. Credit: Sara Johnson / Oxfam

The good news about climate change?

This week's UN summit on climate change was, in many ways, a missed opportunity to prevent suffering and hunger. This is not good news, but the work does not stop here. Catherine Meredith reviews...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. 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

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

"A bomb flattened our brand new home"

A report released today, A Fairer Deal for Syrians, details how the $7.7 billion humanitarian appeals which have been made since the conflict in Syria began are less than half funded, while a continued...

What on earth is an anti-poverty strategy anyway?

Last week, the government launched their new strategy to tackle child poverty in the UK. Chris Goulden, head of the poverty research team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, comments on it and asks...

Getting real about UK hunger

Last week was a busy one for debates on food poverty, from the Church weighing in on the debate to the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into issue. Ruth Jackson writes about why Oxfam thinks...

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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