Alun McDonald

Media and Communications Coordinator for OPTI

Direct line: +254 73666 6663

Email: amcdonald@oxfam.org.uk

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From grove to market: how Oxfam is helping Palestinian olive farmers

The annual olive harvest is one of the most important events of the year for Palestinian farmers. It brings families and communities together and provides an income for around 100,000 people. Photos...

Gaza: Despite the ceasefire, huge needs remain

Today world leaders are meeting in Egypt to discuss donations for the reconstruction of Gaza which lost much of its vital infrastructure after the conflict earlier this year. Many people in Gaza...

Food vouchers provide a lifeline for Gaza's families who have lost everything

On 12 October world leaders will be meeting in Egypt to discuss the reconstruction of Gaza following the conflict there this summer. The international conference, which will be chaired by both Egypt...

Gaza's harvest is at risk

Alun McDonald, media and communications coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, takes us through the impact of the past month on Gaza's farmers, shortages in markets, high...

Oxfam in Gaza: the crisis in 26 numbers, and how Oxfam is helping

Alun McDonald, Media and Communications Coordinator for Oxfam OPTI, sends us a picture of the situation in Gaza by the numbers, and how Oxfam and our partners are working to help. ...

Gaza entrepreneurs go online and around the blockade

As the conflict in Gaza escalates, and the blockade continues, many people are struggling to cope. The IT sector represents a creative way that entrepreneurs in Gaza can get around the blockade,...

'Made in Palestine' - helping a small women's group export soap to the world

Six years ago, a small women's co-operative from the West Bank started growing vegetables to sell at the local market. Now, with a little help from Oxfam, they are exporting soap around the world.  ...

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Pic of the week: Buckets galore

Refugees in Jamam camp, South Sudan, queue up for (our award winning!) buckets and soap as part of Oxfam's public health campaign to reduce the spread of diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea...

Pic of the week: UN air drop

A UN plane drops sacks of food aid for refugees in Maban, South Sudan. During the rainy season many roads are cut off and air drops are an expensive, last...

Water brings new hope as Wajir tries to recover from drought

One year since the launch of Oxfam's appeal for the food crisis in East Africa, Polycarp Otieno returns to Wajir in north eastern Kenya, to see how Oxfam's response is helping communities...