Happy Hallowe'en Oxfam supporters!
Why not mark All Hallows' Eve with a hearty pumpkin curry? This pumpkin and aubergine recipe was concocted by writer, presenter, actress and Oxfam supporter Alana Lowes in response to Oxfam Australia's challenge to "stop hunger, start cooking".
I don't often get to offer our blog readers a free iPad. But today we're giving away three!
To celebrate the launch of the digital version of Inside Oxfam - our regular magazine for supporters - we're giving you the chance to win one of three brand new iPads, kindly donated by The Co-Operative Bank.
You don't need an iPad to read Inside Oxfam online. But you wouldn't mind one, would you?
Enter our iPad...
For many people around the world, Global Handwashing Day barely registers and certainly isn't scribed into the calendar like Christmas, Independence Day or Eid al-Adha. But for millions of others (this year an estimated 250 million in more than 100 countries took part in events) the occasion has become a moment to dance, sing and party often in the face of adversity - bringing life and energy to the simple but important message that 'clean...
Rwanda is famous as the country of a thousand hills, but arriving in Kigeme I wasn't quite prepared for what that meant for a refugee camp hosting more than 14,000 people.
To say the camp is striking is no understatement - thousands of shelters lie in neat rows on ridges dug into two hills, one of which is so steep it can only house shelters on three quarters of its slopes. Home to Congolese refugees who have fled an upsurge in fighting...
Late last night Europe's Environment Ministers set out the EU's expectations for the UN climate negotiations in Doha later this year, but had little to say on how the EU will meet its commitment to help deliver $100 billion in climate finance by 2020.
Tracy Carty, climate change adviser, Oxfam said:
"Climate change is already hitting the livelihoods and harvests of some of the world's poorest people. They need...
For millions of people Global Handwashing Day is a chance to dance, sing and party, often in the face of adversity - bringing life and energy to the simple but important message that "clean hands can save lives".
This year an estimated 250 million people in over 100 countries took part in events.
Here in South Sudan, Oxfam is providing clean water and sanitation and running public health campaigns for about...
"The UK government is showing admirable international leadership through sustaining its level of aid to Afghanistan, one of the world's poorest countries. Because of international aid a record number of boys and girls now go to school. Afghanistan's future relies on these children and their potential. Huge challenges of extreme poverty, the position of women and corruption remain. The hard won gains of recent years need to be secured...
"We want water! need water! Water! Nothing else!"
This was the urgent plea from the community in Al-Basaabias (sometimes known as Al-Madba), Yemen.
I'd arrived to carry out an assessment of water and sanitation facilities in the village and others like it in the district. It was a remote and hard-to-reach area: a two-hour drive from Hodeidah city, then another half hour of off-road travel from the highway.
Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria is a dangerous distraction from effective public health measures.
A scheme designed as a "silver bullet" to fight malaria could actually be endangering lives, says Oxfam, because medicines are being distributed by unqualified shopkeepers and hawkers rather than trained health workers.
In a new report, Salt, Sugar and Malaria Pills, published today, the international agency...
What's the strangest thing you've done for charity? Here are just five fundraising activities for brave, dedicated or just plain peculiar supporters. We highly recommend not trying these at home.
Got any stories of your own? Share your favourite weird and wonderful ideas in the comments.
5. "Cow pie" bingo
"It's just like normal bingo, except you take bets on which square a cow is going to besmirch...