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Lia Gvianshvili in Galavani Credit: Caroline Berger/Oxfam

How foraging for fruit is changing lives in Georgia

Georgia is almost entirely dependent on agricultural imports and reliant on an inefficient soviet farming system. But with Oxfam's support things are starting to change.  To mark International...

Women attend workshops as part of the AMAL programme in the West Bank. Credit: Oxfam

Amal: hope for the women of the Arab spring

Although women were at the forefront of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world, their voices are still not being heard in many areas. Here Serena Tramonti introduces our gender justice programme in...

Drilling for water in Nawoyatir village,Turkana, in April 2012. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Harnessing Turkana's water discovery

In September 2013, UNESCO and the Government of Kenya announced the discovery of massive groundwater reserves under Turkana. The aquifer could change thousands of lives, but only if technical challenges...

A family living in a makeshift tent in Kidawa village where 300 out of 760 houses were destroyed by Typhoon Bopha. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

After Haiyan: crucial steps in the path to recovery

One month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated millions of homes and lives in the Philippines, Shaheen Chughtai reviews the situation on the ground and what's needed for people to be able to...

Beatrice Quayee (R) and her family outside their home in River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Oxfam/Kieran Doherty

Care work discussions happening in rural communities?! What next?

On the day the UN launches a new report linking unequal care responsibilities to human rights, we are  publishing resources to help practitioners to address care work in local development. Here,...

A Guatemalan woman sorts corn at her home in the village of Willywood. Credit: Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

Closing the policy gap for small-scale farmers in Guatemala

In the second of a series of posts exploring the impact of government policy on small-scale agriculture, Celeste Molina asks what is needed for Guatemala's small farmers to fulfil their...

Dadaab camp. Credit: Oxfam

Farewell Dadaab: leaving the world's biggest refugee camp

Following on from World Humanitarian Day, Brian McSorley gives a personal view on leaving Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, after three years of managing Oxfam's refugee programme...

Milking it: How dairy farming is transforming lives for flood-hit women in Bangladesh

Following on from Saturday's International Day of Cooperatives, Norul Amin writes on how forming a producer group transformed the lives of women dairy farmers in a remote village  in Bangladesh. ...

Women's Collective Action – what have we learnt?

To mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Marianne Cassidy looks back at a mammoth three-year research project recently completed in Mali, Tanzania and Ethiopia and summarises what we have...

The Upper Nile refugee crisis - a view from the ground

For its size, the humanitarian response to the Upper Nile State refugee crisis was one of the most expensive in the world,  but what did it look like on the ground? Away from the chaos of flooding...