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Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

"A bomb flattened our brand new home"

A report released today, A Fairer Deal for Syrians, details how the $7.7 billion humanitarian appeals which have been made since the conflict in Syria began are less than half funded, while a continued...

Delivering safe water despite the danger

The bombing of the past six weeks has caused massive damage to Gaza's water supplies. Hundreds of thousands of people are still without running water, as wells and pipelines have been destroyed....

Oxfam in Gaza: the crisis in 26 numbers, and how Oxfam is helping

Alun McDonald, Media and Communications Coordinator for Oxfam OPTI, sends us a picture of the situation in Gaza by the numbers, and how Oxfam and our partners are working to help. ...

Oxfam in Gaza: "the most difficult work I have ever done"

Waseem is Oxfam Food Security and Livelihoods Officer in Gaza, where more than 200,000 people have fled their homes with nowhere safe to go. Oxfam is there providing vital water and sanitation,...

Mark Goldring is the Undercover Boss

Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring posed as a volunteer in the UK and in the Philippines as part of Channel 4's Undercover Boss which is on TV on Tuesday at 9pm. Mark tells us a little more about his experiences...

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 entrepreneurs go online and around the blockade

As the conflict in Gaza escalates, and the blockade continues, many people are struggling to cope. The IT sector represents a creative way that entrepreneurs in Gaza can get around the blockade,...

Gaza: the situation on the ground

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

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