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Gaza tech startup incubator devastated by shelling

When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of it as a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS)...

Hand washing day organised by Oxfam and other INGOs at Zaatari camp in Jordan, October 2013. Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Getting water to Zaatari during drought season

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat...

Gaza live blog

Weeks of ongoing violence and intensive air strikes have created a desperate humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Here we round up the latest news from Oxfam staff and our partners, as well as news organisations...

Damaged fishing boats in Gaza. More than ever, Gaza's fishermen are struggling to make a living.

Fishing under fire in Gaza

Arwa Mhanna, Oxfam Communications Officer in Gaza, shares how the conflict there is affecting everyday life. ...

Gaza: the situation on the ground

Arwa Mhanna, Oxfam Communications Officer in Gaza, shares how the conflict there is affecting everyday life. ...

"I do not want to be a soldier, I want to be a doctor." A story from South Sudan

Fierce fighting in South Sudan has forced more than a million people from their homes. On the anniversary of the country's independence three years ago, Grace Cahill shares the story of one family...

Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying. Credit: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

"Unless there is total peace I cannot go back"

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 thousands have died and more than a million people have fled their homes. Nyakuoth Kuony and her family are among the many South Sudanese...

Rwandan refugees returning from camps in Tanzania in 1996. Credit: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Rwandan genocide: twenty years on

In 1994, an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the space of a hundred days. David Bryer was Oxfam director at the time, here he remembers what he describes as the lowest point in...

One guarded entrance to the talks

Syrian peace talks: a time for hope?

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning...

Residents walk near vehicles and debris floating on a river after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Credit: Erik de Castro / Reuters

Despair and hope after Typhoon Haiyan

Until Friday, 8 November, Elegario Ocdol led a fairly ordinary life. The 38-year-old elementary school teacher worked hard to provide for his wife Maricar and five children. He was worried about...

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