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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...

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...

Rama, 40. He fled his home with his family when the earthquake began. He now finds shelter in Tundikhe IDP camp, Kathmandu. He would like to go back to his home and has a plan to rebuild it. Oxfam provided water to 15.000 people here. Credit@ Pablo Tosco/Nepal

Mobilizing community health volunteers in Nepal

Providing water and sanitation, and public health promotion to help communities stay safe, are key parts of Oxfam's Nepal Earthquake response. Here Genevive Estacaan explains how Oxfam is training...

A trader in Lower Shebelle, Somalia, on the phone. Credit: Oxfam

Reaching the unreachable through SMS health messages in Somalia

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal childhood disease which is close to being eradicated globally. When a fresh outbreak of the disease occurred in Somalia in 2013 urgent action was needed....

Highlights

Women's rights, the Nepal earthquake, influencing in Mali, and climate politics

We've picked out the key ideas and themes from this month's blog posts. We hope you're inspired to follow the links and read on. Look out for more highlights in the coming months. ...

Two locals find safe ground in front of a destroyed structure in Bhaktapur region of Kathmandu, Nepal 26 April 2015 - 24 hours after a devastating earthquake that has so far taken the lives of 2,400 people Credit: EPA/Hemanta Shrestha

Nepal earthquake: many thousands in need of help

The people of Nepal are in dire need after a major earthquake struck the country, including the capital Kathmandu, on Saturday 25 April. Around 30,000 people are reportedly living out in the open...

A street scene in Sierra Leone. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Using empathy as a research tool: anthropology and Ebola

The Ebola response has posed new challenges for the humanitarian community, including the challenge of understanding and overcoming the social barriers to complying with Ebola prevention and treatment...

Melut, South Sudan. May, 2014 (Credit: Kieran Doherty/ Oxfam)

Attention-deficit: is aid failing fragile states?

Oxfam is one of the world's leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies. In 2014, it supported around 5.5 million people in crisis. Here, Laura Searle talks about why we have compiled...

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. ...