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Subject: aid

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Have you ever shared your bathroom with 50 people?

A few days ago, a colleague sent over a link to a blog post written by Farah, our engineer working in Za'atari camp, Jordan. The camp is now 'home' to 120,000 Syrian refugees....

MDG spending infographic

Are governments meeting their MDG spending targets?

Government Spending Watch, a site that collates MDG spending, launches today. Guppi Bola and Rachel Bladon explain how this powerful tool will be critical in holding governments to account....

Syria Crisis Appeal: Crossing the border

This week, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.  The DEC is made up of 14 charities, including Oxfam, and it makes the decision to pool the fundraising efforts...

The UK budget is just days away. How much will get spent on aid?

On Wednesday, George Osborne will deliver this year's budget. In these difficult economic times, many people think that too much money goes towards helping people overseas.  But how much...

Taking over Twitter from Zaatari Refugee Camp

On 1 February, 25-year-old Hasan Hariri took over Oxfam's Twitter page to give us an insight into a day in the life of a Syrian refugee living in Zaatari camp in Jordan.  On Thursday, there...

Enough food for everyone IF

Introducing... Enough food for everyone IF

Meet IF. It might be one little word, but we're hoping it's going to make 2013 the beginning of the end of the global hunger crisis. Right now, 1 in every 8 people live...

Three earthquake commemorations, three steps in reconstruction

Agathe Nougaret has been living and working in Haiti since December 2010. She reflects on her experiences before and since she joined Oxfam as an Urban Coordinator in August 2012. ...

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...

Reaction to International Development Committee report on aid to Afghanistan:

"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...

Put an end to risky malaria scheme, warns Oxfam

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...

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