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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 health care worker, wearing basic infection prevention and control protection at Sister Agnes Clinic in Gardensville, Liberia. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

7,000 people, one clinic, no running water: Ebola and health systems

The Ebola crisis has drawn attention to the state of health care systems in West Africa. Here Ebola policy lead, Jess Skinner, describes how health care workers in Liberia have continued to provide...

Changing people's behaviours towards hand washing in emergencies

Sonya Sagan is working on a global framework for promoting hand washing  with soap, using emotional motivators to encourage behaviour change. ...

Families gather to collect water at Ahmed Ajar's well. Credit: Oxfam/Chad Anderson

Yemen’s fuel and water crisis is putting lives at risk

As fuel prices soar people in Yemen are struggling to access water, even water unsafe for drinking. The stability of the country and the welfare of its people is at stake. Chad Anderson...

Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...

Dadaab camp. Credit: Oxfam

Farewell Dadaab: leaving the world's biggest refugee camp

Following on from World Humanitarian Day, Brian McSorley gives a personal view on leaving Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, after three years of managing Oxfam's refugee programme...

On World Water Day, is it all about cooperation or who can make the biggest splash?

The UN named 2013 the year of water cooperation, but is it just an ideal or is it a reality? ...

The daily struggle for water in Yemen

World leaders are meeting in London today to discuss the deepening humanitarian situation in Yemen.  Over half the population does not have access to clean water and Sana'a is predicted...

Aberra Chane, Ethiopian farmer. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

Smallholders must be part of the solution to the food crisis

A food production crisis is facing the planet, but smallholder farmers could offer a significant part of the solution, says Colin McQuistan.  ...

Gomati Dhami. President of Drinking Water & Sanitation Users Committee. Checking chillis in vegetable garden irrigated by waste water. Nepal. Jane Beesley/ Oxfam

Dalit women leading disaster preparedness in Nepal

On the eve of The International Day for Disaster Reduction, Oxfam's Global Humanitarian Gender Adviser Tess Dico Young reports on a project that enabled women from marginalised Dalit...