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Women in search of water in Hadigala district, Siti Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia. July 2015. Credit: Poon Wai Nang/Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley looks back at the highs and lows of Oxfam's work responding to emergencies around the world over the last year. ...

A meeting between MPs and villagers in Wulu, Lakes State, South Sudan, facilitated through Oxfam's Within and without the State programme, which is funded by DFID, 2012. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

In the national interest: poverty, security and aid for fragile states

Following the UK government's announcement of an increase in spending on aid for fragile states Oxfam's Campaigns, Policy & Influencing Director, Francoise Vanni,  outlines...

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,...

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...

Indramaya Shrestha (63) searches for belongings in the remains of the collapsed building in which she lived with her brother-in-law and his family when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal, killing her brother-in-law and leaving the family homeless. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Local humanitarian agencies: still short-changed by the world’s humanitarian donors

Today we publish a new report, Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head, which argues that to remain effective the humanitarian system must change. Here Ed Cairns, Oxfam's senior policy adviser...

Ten years after Make Poverty History is the UK public still interested? Alice Delemare, Campaigns Adviser at Bond, the UK membership body for development NGOs, shares new research into what drives people to be supporters and what discourages them.

Building support for development: 10 years after Make Poverty History

Ten years after Make Poverty History is the UK public still interested? Alice Delemare, Campaigns Adviser at Bond, the UK membership body for development NGOs, shares new research into what drives...

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...

Umbrellas for chlorinators and Blue Flag volunteers at Oral Rehydration Points, Freetown, Sierra Leone (2012). Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Aid in challenging times: where next for UK development assistance?

What does UK development assistance look like at the end of 2014? What does 2015 hold in store? And what can the UK do to remain truly pro-poor in its work? Nicola McIvor, Oxfam's Development...