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he Road to Rubaya is a portrait of the people who transport goods along a dirt road in North Kivu to Rubaya.

Displacement in eastern DRC: a never ending story

The number of refugees around the world is increasingly making headlines, but what of the plight of the 38 million displaced people who have fled to another part of their own country? Jose Barahona,...

Women in search of water in Hadigala district, Siti Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia. July 2015. Credit: Poon Wai Nang/Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley looks back at the highs and lows of Oxfam's work responding to emergencies around the world over the last year. ...

Laprak, Gorkha District Nepal, May 2015. Credit: Oxfam/Sam Spickett

Rivers, mountains and landslides: reaching remote communities in Nepal

It's six months since a massive earthquake struck Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. Oxfam has been on the ground from the beginning, providing humanitarian assistance, reaching...

Children at a camp in Bani Hassan near the border between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Oxfam is trucking water to the camp and building latrines. Oxfam's activities reach and benefit hosting communities and the displaced. Credit: Hind Al-Eryani / Oxfam

Yemen: aid work in the world’s largest forgotten emergency

Tariq Riebl is a roving programme coordinator in Oxfam's Humanitarian Department. Yesterday we published the first part of an interview with Tariq, about life as an aid worker, in this second...

Supplies stacked up and ready to be sent to Yemen from Oxfam's Bicester warehouse. Credit: Tegid Cartwright

The best job in the world: aid worker reflections

What kind of person chooses to spend their life at the centre of disasters and conflict zones? Tariq Riebl, a roving programme coordinator in Oxfam's Humanitarian Department...

Using Last Mile Mobile Solutions to register people in Ethiopia. Credit: Laura Eldon

What ICTs can do for humanitarian programmes

In an era of ever increasing humanitarian disasters and constantly evolving digital technology, Oxfam is gathering evidence about how Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) can improve the...

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Top five back to school reads

Been away? Here are some of the most thought provoking aid and development blogs of the summer which we think you need to read. Including guest posts from ODI, Bond and the Leonard Cheshire Disability...

Oxfam volunteer Shekhou Khadka (23) works to off load latrines being delivered to the Tundikhel IDP camp in Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade / Oxfam

How disaster preparedness helped save lives in Nepal

When the Nepal earthquake hit in April 2015 the devastation was huge. Having earthquake contingency plans has made a big difference in enabling Oxfam to respond rapidly and at scale. Here Lisa Rutherford...

Tundhikel Camp, Kathmandu. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Postcards from the field - for World Humanitarian Day

For World Humanitarian Day 2015 we share insights from some of Oxfam's humanitarian staff in Sierra Leone, Nepal and Yemen. They reveal the challenges they are facing...

Jarina with her daughter, Shaheha & grandson, Saju (2 ½ years old). Having a raised homestead meant that Jarina could offer shelter to her daughter and her family. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam GB

The cost of living: an introduction to humanitarianism

How much does it cost to save someone's life after an emergency? What price do you put on dignity, safety, confidence etc?  In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Sophie Mack Smith,...