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"We call it the Death Road. We drove as fast as we could with iron sheets on our van. A few minutes later we had 15 bullets in it” #Aleppo
21 July 2016
Alun McDonald shares the story of how eight years of the blockade of Gaza has affected one small business.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
In the news
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,...
In the news,
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.
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...
Al Kinley, Alun McDonald
Pic of the week
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...
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