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Water pipe laying in Turkana. Credit: SWIFT's Oxfam team in Kenya

Fit for purpose or fit for payment?

Should payment by results be the new normal in programme funding? In this guest post, Nathaniel Mason, Research Fellow at the ODI, considers the experience of the SWIFT Consortium (Sustainable...

Abu Ali, 45, who fled Syria in 2012 with his mother, wife, and 11 children. Credit: Yasmine Chawaf/Oxfam

No one ever thinks they will be called a refugee

For refugees and internally displaced persons in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, every aspect of daily life is difficult. The crisis in Syria is also placing pressure on host communities. In the run up...

A family camping out in Ahou village, Mingkaman county, Lakes state, April 2014. Credit: Pablo Tosco/ Oxfam

Pledging solidarity with the people of South Sudan

By July 4.6 million people in South Sudan's could be severely food insecure. On 16 June an aid pledging conference is being held in Geneva. Here Josephine Liebl explains why donor governments...

July 2012, thousands of people seeking refuge in Kibati, Nyiragongo territory, on the outskirts of Goma, eastern DRC. Credit: Oxfam

Going back to Goma

We recently published our latest annual protection report from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here Edmund Cairns, Oxfam's senior policy adviser on humanitarian affairs, sets...

Focus group discussion, North Kivu, DRC (2014). Credit: Phil Moore.

Raising women's voices in the DRC: challenges and revelations

For the fourth year in a row, Oxfam has conducted a survey of community protection needs and concerns in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), North Kivu and...

Photo: Hawa Warsame. Credit: Adeso

Hanging by the thinnest thread

Last week, we launched our report Hanging By A Thread: The ongoing threat to Somalia's remittance lifeline at Chatham House in London. Here, Ed Pomfret, campaigns and policy manager for Oxfam...

Irene Nzilan and Diana Ayetai from Reuben Baptist Primary school in Mukuru Slum, washing their hands, Nairobi Kenya. This is one of the schools with Fresh life toilet (Credit: Allan Gichigi)

From ‘peepoo bags’ to ‘healthy villages’ — delivering safe, sustainable sanitation

To mark World Toilet Day, SWIFT Consortium Learning and Communications Support Officer Emma Feeny describes how Oxfam is aiming to bridge the gap between emergency sanitation responses and long-term,...

 MP/public dialogue arranged by a WWS partner in South Sudan February 2013. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Promoting active citizenship in fragile states - four lessons

Is long term programming possible in fragile states? For the last three years we've been working with civil society in South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan and the Occupied Palestinian Territory and...

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...

Gaza on the brink of major health crisis. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza's blockade, a personal story

Richard Stanforth is Oxfam GB's Regional Policy Adviser in the Middle East. Here, he shares his personal experience of what life has been like in Gaza under the blockade. ...