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One million Syrian refugees have been forced to flee conflict

By now, many of you will have heard about the staggering increase in the number of Syrian refugees, which is dominating today's news. This morning, the UN announced that the number of people...

Interview with a Syrian refugee

Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. She's living in a self-made shelter with just one room, which she shares with 12 other people. ...

A refuge from Syria conflict still brings misery for thousands in Lebanon

Take a look at the hands of married women who've fled Syria to take refuge in neighbouring Lebanon and you'll notice that almost all aren't wearing any jewellery. Many families fled the...

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. ...

Philippines: Learning lessons from the past

Francis Abuhan, 25, construction worker. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam Construction worker, Francis Abuhan, his family and some neighbours were sitting on bamboo mats in the road.  Their...

Getting our Gaza message out in the heat of the moment

Some days our creative team gets a week or two to develop a great idea into a thing of beauty. And some days, they get an hour to work up critical creative with the power to change lives. Yesterday...

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...

Oxfam urges support from the International Community to help people affected by tropical storm in Bangladesh

International agency Oxfam today (16th October) called on the International Community for support to help the people affected by the tropical storm that hit the remote islands on the southeast coast...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical and likely to worsen in coming months

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country...

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