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Date: Dec 2015

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Women in search of water in Hadigala district, Siti Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia. July 2015. Credit: Poon Wai Nang/Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley looks back at the highs and lows of Oxfam's work responding to emergencies around the world over the last year. ...

A child watches traffic in Manila, Philippines 2014

Why extreme wealth is not merited

As inequality grows and the rich get richer, what are the implications of extreme wealth and is it in any way merited? Didier Jacobs, Senior Economist at Oxfam America, introduces his latest discussion...

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

Local governance in South Sudan and Afghanistan

Annabel Morrisey is Programme Coordinator for the Within and Without the State programme which aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of civil society programming in fragile and conflict-affected...

Women march mining

Women's Everyday Resilience in Opposing Large Scale Mining

Mining in Latin America is big business and provides a substantial percentage of GDP, but is the economy a true measurement of 'Development'? Dr. Katy Jenkins, Co-Director of the Centre for...

Global Landscapes Forum in Paris December 5-6

Will all the gold of Paris shine?

The Paris climate talks concluded last week with an agreement being reached between developed and developing nations. In parallel to these historical negotiations in other meetings across the French...

Food poverty perceptions in the UK

Public perceptions of UK foodbanks

Last year, more than a million people in the UK had to rely on foodbanks to help feed themselves and their families. Between August and September Oxfam commissioned Research Now to survey 1,890 people...

Women read SMS about Polio prevention, Somalia, 2014. Photo: Ahmed Farah/Hijra

Our favourite uses of technology for social good

Today the Nominet Trust, the UK's leading social tech funder announces a shortlist of 100 best uses of technology for social good. Here Amy O'Donnell, ICT in Programme Lead, explains what...

Celebrities join together in their support of Oxfam's #eyesonparis campaign

COP21: What’s good for the environment is good for the economy

As COP21 continues and the world waits to see if the leaders in Paris can reach a climate saving deal, Ruth Mhlanga, Private Sector Policy Advisor, points to the world's business communities...

A man pushes his bicycle, loaded with melons, past a billboard advertisement for Oman Air’s first class service (2013). Photo: Panos/GMB AKASH

Are some people consuming too much?

The issues of economic inequality and climate change are intrinsically linked. Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Research Advisor, suggests it's time we started talking about the elephant in the...

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...