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A meeting between MPs and villagers in Wulu, Lakes State, South Sudan, facilitated through Oxfam's Within and without the State programme, which is funded by DFID, 2012. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

In the national interest: poverty, security and aid for fragile states

Following the UK government's announcement of an increase in spending on aid for fragile states Oxfam's Campaigns, Policy & Influencing Director, Francoise Vanni,  outlines...

Climate change costs

State of climate emergency in Paris as COP21 begins

Tracy Carty, Climate Change Policy Advisor, outlines what's at stake at the Paris climate change conference which kicked off with world leaders attending on Monday. Decisions made in the next...

Millions of Yemenis are suffering from a water crisis and have to walk long distances to collect a few litres of water for their families, July 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Yemenis need aid not arms

The UK lobbied for years for the Arms Trade Treaty that came into force last December. But at the first test of the new law, it has turned a blind eye to mounting evidence of potential misuse of...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

Young refugee boys playing football in Jamam camp, South Sudan, March 2014. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

World must get off the bench on resolving conflict in Africa

As half the global population unites to watch the World Cup, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, calls on world leaders to unite to bring peace and an end to hunger in Somalia,...

What on earth is an anti-poverty strategy anyway?

Last week, the government launched their new strategy to tackle child poverty in the UK. Chris Goulden, head of the poverty research team at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, comments on it and asks...

Autumn Statement: the poorest pay twice

Following yesterday's Autumn Statement, Chris Johnes, Oxfam's Director for UK Poverty, reacts to the Chancellor's announcements and their impact on those struggling to get by in the UK....

When is a food bank referral not a food bank referral? When it’s from the DWP

A month ago Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty highlighted the stark increase in food poverty in the UK: at least half a million people now rely on emergency food support from foodbanks around the...

Speaking up for the most vulnerable in Britain is not “out of touch”

The April Fool's Day welfare changes are no joke. They are a serious threat to those living in poverty in the UK. Katherine Trebeck, Research and Policy Adviser for Oxfam's UK Poverty programme,...