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In 1945 the Save Europe Now campaign was launched to persuade the UK government to allow food parcels to be sent to Germany.

Remember when Oxfam took on Winston Churchill, apartheid, the Labour government, Big Pharma and the pesticides industry?

As Oxfam celebrates its 70th anniversary, head of advocacy Max Lawson discovers its radical roots, and urges it not to lose its edge.  ...

Oxfam's partner ALDEF delivers WFP food to Jowhar village, Wajir. Credit: Anna Ridout/Oxfam

Aid works – but it could do better

Ben Phillips, Campaigns Director at Oxfam outlines how aid has helped save and change lives throughout the world , and how its impact can be increased.  ...

Oxfam/SCF food supplies leaving Dessie, Wollo, Ethiopia, November 1987. Credit: Jenny Matthews/Oxfam

70 years of change – Oxfam and the evolving nature of humanitarianism

Humanitarianism has evolved in the 70 years since Oxfam was first formed in response to famine in war-torn Europe. Ed Cairns traces this change and  notes that it must continue to change...