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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...

Women in La Paz. Credit: Sally Rangecroft/Oxfam.

Living in La Paz

Sally Rangecroft is conducting research into the water potential of rock glaciers in Bolivia in partnership with Oxfam and the Bolivian NGO Agua Sustenable. Here she shares the realities of conducting...

Hut on Chacaltaya with city of El Alto in the background. Credit: Sally Rangecroft/Oxfam

Altitude sickness and tough terrain – researching rock glaciers in Bolivia

Sally Rangecroft is conducting research into the water potential of rock glaciers in Bolivia. Here she shares the realities of conducting research at a high altitude as she reports on her first two...

Hillside in La Paz. Credit: Sally Rangecroft.

Water scarcity in Bolivia – could rock glaciers hold an answer?

With water scarcity increasingly impacting on people living in Bolivia, Oxfam has sponsored a geography PhD student to map water resources in the Dry Andes. Here Sally Rangecroft explains more about...