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A child in the Katsikas camp in the Epirus Region of north-west Greece, where Oxfam is working to improve camp conditions. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

European governments' treatment of refugees is doing long term damage to international law

OPINION: The EU's stance towards migration sets a dangerous precedent argues Maya Mailer, Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns. Today, as Oxfam launches a new campaign calling on...

Council Housing in Tower Hamlets, dwarfed by the financial buildings of Canary Wharf. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Social security cuts risk widening UK regional inequalities

OPINION:  Graham Whitham, Senior Policy Advisor on UK Poverty, warns that the latest government budget decisions will have a negative impact on already high levels of poverty and inequality...

Kamika and her daughter with Hammersmith and Fulham food bank manager Daphine Aikens. Credit: Oxfam/Sarah Brodbin

Will welfare reform mean increased poverty?

As UK MPs consider proposed changes to the welfare system this week Seb Klier, UK poverty Parliamentary and Advocacy Advisor, explains why they should be concerned about provision of 'decent...

Ten years after Make Poverty History is the UK public still interested? Alice Delemare, Campaigns Adviser at Bond, the UK membership body for development NGOs, shares new research into what drives people to be supporters and what discourages them.

Building support for development: 10 years after Make Poverty History

Ten years after Make Poverty History is the UK public still interested? Alice Delemare, Campaigns Adviser at Bond, the UK membership body for development NGOs, shares new research into what drives...

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...

Fighting for political participation in Tunisia

On April 23 dozens of Tunisian women gathered in front of the National Assembly in the capital to protest against moves to curtail women's rights and ensure that women enjoy equal representation...

Safety net on a high ropes course. Credit: Wynand Van Poortvliet/flickr creative commons

How the benefits safety net fails 1.75 million families

Hannah Aldridge, senior researcher for the New Policy Institute (NPI), explains how recent changes to the UK welfare system have hit the poorest families. ...

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The World Economic Forum in the world's most unequal region

Last week Latin American economic elites met for the regional World Economic Forum in Panama. Here Francoise Vanni reflects on the meeting and the challenge of changing the dynamics of wealth and...

Rwandan refugees returning from camps in Tanzania in 1996. Credit: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Rwandan genocide: twenty years on

In 1994, an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the space of a hundred days. David Bryer was Oxfam director at the time, here he remembers what he describes as the lowest point in...

Tax policies that sound good but don’t work

Tax reforms and other policy changes that help people on the lowest incomes have been in the spotlight in the last couple of weeks. But are these policies really aimed at helping the poorest, asks...