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Martha receives a bag of food at an Oxfam distribution. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

What trends will we see in humanitarian policy and practice in 2015?

As we begin 2015, Tara Gingerich looks at some of the trends that we can expect to see in humanitarian policy and practice this year, and suggests that the way we conduct humanitarian assistance...

Public health conditions in Gaza reached crisis point following the summer bombardment. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Oxfam’s 2014: our humanitarian year in review

As we move into 2015, Ben Phillips takes a month-by-month review of 2014 to see how Oxfam responded to different emergencies throughout the year. ...

Workers move a large reef ball into position before it is deployed in the sea. Marie Banu/Oxfam GB

The tsunami appeal broke records, but many crises don't get the funding they need

On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the tsunami, Oxfam Researcher, Sophia Ayele, reflects on a unique aspect of the disaster - the amount of money donated by the general public for the relief...

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...

A team of water engineers drill a borehole in Mingkaman to provide clean water to the people living in the IDP camp South Sudan/credit:Amy Christian

Mud, rain and guns: aid work in South Sudan

On World Humanitarian Day, Peter Struijf, Oxfam's Programme Manager for Jonglei in South Sudan, writes about the challenges of delivering aid to rural areas and the crucial role played by the...

A street view of Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 26, 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The emergency is now: market analysis for preparedness

When an emergency hits how do you cope if even your normal life is a daily struggle for survival? In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Carol Brady explains how our market analysis research can...

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. ...

Mary Ajak Maluk shares her thoughts with Oxfam staff during a community meeting in Mingkaman camps, South Sudan. Oxfam regularly holds meetings with community members in order to better understand what’s working well and what needs to be improved. Credit: Mackenzie Knowles Coursin/Oxfam

Where is everyone?

Are humanitarian agencies avoiding difficult interventions? Jane Cocking, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director, challenges a recent MSF report's negative portrayal of the humanitarian system. She...

"I do not want to be a soldier, I want to be a doctor." A story from South Sudan

Fierce fighting in South Sudan has forced more than a million people from their homes. On the anniversary of the country's independence three years ago, Grace Cahill shares the story of one family...

Children take part in a hand washing instruction at an event to mark global hand washing day in Zaatari camp. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

3D printing takes emergency response to another level

Could 3D printing technology be the future of water and sanitation equipment design? 'Top toilet thinker' Angus McBride, introduces an innovative Oxfam 3D printing trial in Lebanon.  ...