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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. ...

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...