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Date: Oct 2014

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Amir Nasser, 12, Jamam refugee camp. Two small makeshift schools are now open in Jamam, but these cannot accommodate all the children in the camp. Conflict and displacement severely interrupts the education of children (Credit: John Ferguson)

Even it up - why we are calling for an end to extreme inequality

Today Oxfam launches Even It Up around the world, a new campaign calling for world leaders to make closing the gap between the richest and the rest a priority. Here, Emma Seery introduces the Even...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Ebola: Penny Lawrence in Freetown

Penny Lawrence, Deputy Chief Executive, blogs from Freetown where she is supporting Oxfam's response to Ebola. ...

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It’s time for politicians to listen to the people - not the polluters

We took action Back in September we put climate change back on the agenda when over 40,000 of us took over the streets of London for the Peoples Climate March, marching in solidarity...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor - first day in Sierra Leone

Holly Taylor is in Sierra Leone with Oxfam as part of the Ebola task force. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor - training in Freetown

Holly Taylor is in Sierra Leone with Oxfam as part of the Ebola task force. ...

Ebola diary: Oxfam's Holly Taylor in Sierra Leone

My name is Holly Taylor, and I have been working at Oxfam as a campaigns assistant for a year and a half. Last month I flew to Senegal to assist the Ebola response team and tomorrow I go one step...

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Fight the fossil fuel giants

Fossil fuel corporations spend €44 million per year lobbying the EU in Brussels. Bad news if you care about climate change. Especially since EU leaders are meeting in seven days to draw up a climate...

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...

Progress on 0.7%

In March 2013 the UK became the first G7country to meet the 40 year old United Nations commitment to invest 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) in international development aid. After years of relentless...

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