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"I miss my husband": DR Congo refugees seek safety in Uganda

As vast swathes of eastern DR Congo descend further into chaos with little government or security presence, people continue to flee to escape killing, rape, looting and extortion committed by...

Great Lakes crisis: A Q&A

Right now, more people are displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) than at any time over the past three years. Tens of thousands more people have fled to neighbouring countries. Oxfam's...

Haiti: camp dwellers in the eye of the storm

Friday 24 August 2012 at 3.07pm: strong winds and intermittent rains accompanying the tropical storm are battering the south coast of the country. In Port-au-Prince the light breeze is considered...

Downing Street: End hunger

Today activists and campaigners from eight aid agencies, including Oxfam, visited Downing Street to urge world leaders to act to end hunger and malnutrition. Oxfam, Save the Children, Avaaz...

Olympics facts, fair food and flying fish: The latest blogs in brief

Did you know Trailwalker and Trailtrekker participants together walked a whopping 157,200 miles this year - nearly 20 times the distance the Olympic torch travelled before it reached the Olympic...

Ramadan in Yemen: The hardest year ever

As Yemen is gripped by its worst-ever humanitarian crisis, with 10 million going hungry and more than 5 million in urgent need of assistance, this year's Ramadan is proving harder than ever. ...

Harry Potter star to see food crisis firsthand with Oxfam

This week Oxfam is taking English actress, screen writer and director Bonnie Wright out to Senegal to meet victims of the current food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.  ...

West Africa campaign success: Determination not dreams

"The world is full of dreams that became a reality when people had the determination to make them so." These were the words of Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid,...

An incredible opportunity to right wrongs in West Africa

In a world where there is enough food for everyone it is wrong that in Chad a mother has to dig up an anthill to look for grain so that she can cook a meal for her children. It is wrong that...

Sahel conference

Sahel Crisis: A crucial conference

On Monday 18 June a high level meeting on the Sahel food crisis is being held in Brussels. This is a crucial opportunity for governments to show they are giving their fair share towards the food...

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