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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...

Ammar sits with his children in Baqaa camp, Balqa, Jordan (Credit: F. Muath/Oxfam)

We applaud aid to Syria, but it is not enough

On November 26, Oxfam joined with 30 organisations to write an open letter to David Cameron calling for an increase on our pledge to resettle Syrian refugees. Here, we republish the letter in full....

Syrian children living in makeshift shelters in Amman, Jordan (Credit: Alan Brouder/Oxfam)

Going urban - aid must adapt to shifting refugee trends

Humanitarian aid is usually associated with camps and emergency shelters, both in terms of the images shown and the concentration of aid workers. However, with the numbers of refugees living in cities...

Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring at the Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, pictured here greeting Gwada Joseph, 27. (Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam)

Good, but could do even better?

Fresh from two UK party political conferences, Oxfam's CEO Mark Goldring reflects on the UK's role in the world. ...

Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying. Credit: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

"Unless there is total peace I cannot go back"

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 thousands have died and more than a million people have fled their homes. Nyakuoth Kuony and her family are among the many South Sudanese...

Jim Murphy in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Kent Truog CRS/ CAFOD.

What would DfID look like under Labour?

Oxfam's Head of UK Government Relations, Katy Wright, attended Jim Murphy's first speech as UK Shadow Development Secretary yesterday. Here, she gives a thumbs up to what she heard,...

Oxfam workers in Gendrassa camp in South Sudan unload crates containing water pipes and motors that will provide clean water to thousands of refugees. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Are donors backtracking on country ownership?

We're still waiting for answers to this question, explains aid and inequality policy adviser, Nicola McIvor. ...