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A young boy stands in the smoke  near Qayyarah, Iraq, which  set on fire by ISIS in September 2016.  Picture taken on December 2, 2016.

The day after ISIS in Iraq

Maya Mailer, Head of Humanitarian Policy & Campaigns, argues that the challenges facing Iraq go beyond Isis' presence and that we must plan beyond short-term militarism to create a new, peaceful...

Aisha Zubairu*, 25 years old, from Borno State, IDP living among Kabbar Maila Host Community. (Credit: Ibrahim Dung)

Lake Chad's unseen crisis

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION:  Today Oxfam is launching Lake Chad's Unseen Crisis, which tells the stories of people displaced by conflict in Niger and Nigeria. Oxfam's Advocacy and...

A displaced girl carries her sibling in a village occupied entirely by displaced families who fled their homes in 2014 (Credit: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam)

Iraq must not be forgotten: The humanitarian crisis worsens

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: As ISIS continues to have devastating effects on Iraq, the country is facing some of the most profound challenges it has seen in the last decade. Rachel Sider, Humanitarian...

 Hawa (50) lives with four of her ten children in the Harisso internally displaced persons (IDP) site. She has lost 400 shoats and 100 cattle as a result of the drought. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

What next for the pastoralists in Ethiopia's drought?

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: Pastoral nomads in Ethiopia have been heavily affected by a record-breaking drought. They have lost their flocks and their way of life and make up the majority of...

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...

Mazen* (30 years old) and Sara (19 years old). Aleppo, Syria (Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam)

European countries need to return to humanitarian principles

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION:  As world leaders and humanitarian actors meet in Istanbul for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit European countries need to look at themselves and step...

A group of women walking in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

Syria and climate change: did the media get it right?

OPINION: Syria, migration and climate change will all be key issues at the World Humanitarian Summit this week, but are they interrelated, and how? Alex Randall, from the Climate and Migration...

People wait to register at the Presevo refugee registration centre in Macedonia. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Safety in Europe? People deserve better treatment

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: As Europe's migration crisis continues Oxfam and other NGOs face the challenge of delivering a humanitarian response in changing and unfamiliar circumstances....

A group of refugees rests in a camp in Moria, Greece. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

The human dimension: Greece's escalating humanitarian crisis

ON THE GROUND REFLECTION: At every EU migration summit in recent months, border security has trumped the safety and wellbeing of people on the move. This has been causing human misery and...

Oxfam volunteers and Syrian children in Zaatari camp built kites on Monday 7th March and decorated them with Doves, as part of the solidarity campaign #withSyria. Credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the...