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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...

Already donated to the Philippines typhoon appeal? Here are 6 other ways you can help

The response we've had to the Philippines typhoon has been phenomenal so far, but we've also had a number of you get in touch asking if you can do anything else after donating. Here...

Mountains can't come together but people can

Oxfam's Amy Christian has been seeing for herself how your donations are helping to support people who have fled conflict in Syria. Here, she describes her experience of meeting two Syrian refugees,...

Sam's stories from Syria

At Oxfam we have a library of images collected from every one of the countries we work in. Some sad, some beautiful, some that manage to sum up a situation better than words could. We have this wonderful...

Emergencies don't happen one at a time

I've recently been spending some of my time processing photos from the recent flash flooding in India. In recent months, we've been concentrating our fundraising efforts on our Syria campaign,...

Design a Bog Day

We need designers, manufacturers and inventors to create the emergency sanitation kit of the future. Join us on 13 September 2013 and design latrines and taps which could save lives in disaster situations...

Are you going to a festival? Show your love for Syria!

I'm off to Glastonbury today and before I go, I wanted to make sure fellow festival-goers have heard about Oxfam's Love Syria campaign.  Over the summer, Oxfam campaigners will be getting...

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