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A government sign highlighting the newly designated 'No Build Zone' along the coast in Candahue. Credit: Laura Eldon/Oxfam

Harnessing the power of ICTs to help amplify voices in the Philippines

A recent case study on the issue of relocation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan utilised mobile data capture tools as part of the research process. What responsibilities come with using such...

Former ski resort on Chacaltaya close to La Paz. Credit: Sally Rangecroft

Finding hidden water resources in Bolivia

With demand for water growing, new research by Sally Rangecroft has identified 54 rock glaciers in Bolivia that could provide an important source of all-year round water supply to local communities....

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...

Campaigners at the London People's Climate March on 21 September 2014. Credit: Sara Johnson / Oxfam

The good news about climate change?

This week's UN summit on climate change was, in many ways, a missed opportunity to prevent suffering and hunger. This is not good news, but the work does not stop here. Catherine Meredith reviews...

Shamim, 12, washes cloths in the standing flood water next to the village of Geo Kaloi, in Digree, Meerpur Khas, 2012. Credit: Asim Hafeez/Oxfam GB

Extreme weather and food insecurity - a sign of things to come?

The number of extreme weather events around the world appears to be increasing, and this is impacting on global food security. Here Dr. John Ingram of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford...

At home in Bosset Woreda, Ethiopia with Leake Borana preparing breakfast of roasted corn kernels with her daughter Korie Dechesa (11). Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

How are environmental shocks related to food security?

Extreme weather events can increase the likelihood of household hunger and child stunting, but previous episodes of food insecurity may be even more important. Richard King, Policy Research Adviser,...

Salome Ntui outside her home and shop in Mukuru, Kenya. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Who answers to the hungry? Claiming the right to food in Kenya

In Kenya poor households are struggling to afford food and government schemes are not doing enough to prevent people going hungry. Carolyne Gatimu introduces a study of food rights in Kenya as part...

 Maurine Minykha, 25, a single mother of two, buys food on credit from a local store in the Lunga Lunga area of the Mukuru informal settlement on April 2nd 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Help yourself - going it alone to achieve food security

If you and your family were going hungry, would you expect your government to do something about it? Policy research adviser Richard King discusses the second year results of our food price volatility...

Tracy with her daughter. Credit: Oxfam

Struggling to pay for the basics after welfare reform

UK Poverty Communications Officer Sarah Brodbin relates the experience of Tracy, a mother-of-one, who has turned to foodbanks as she struggles to pay for the basics due to the impact of welfare...

Aid distributed by Oxfam's partner Abhigyan Disha, following floods in Bihar, India, 2007. Credit: Ian Bray/Oxfam GB

Who you gonna call? Partnerships in emergency response

From local groups to international tech, Nigel Timmins, Oxfam GB's Deputy Humanitarian Director, emphasises the importance of making all kinds of partnerships work in humanitarian responses. ...