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Oxfam welcomes greater regulation of the fundraising sector

You may have seen an announcement by the government that new legislation will be introduced to clamp down on practices of rogue fundraisers. Oxfam welcomes this and will work with regulators and...

Mark Goldring: A thought provoking trip to Syria and Lebanon

Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, has just returned from a short visit to Syria and Lebanon where he helped negotiate extending the charity's work in Syria and spoke out in the media about the...

0.7% - we did it: It’s finally law

Inspired, proud, downright ecstatic - we're experiencing the whole lot right now. Because today, after decades of tireless campaigning, parliament passed a law guaranteeing the UK will spend...

Aminata an Oxfam Community Health Worker, on a tour to share information about Ebola with a community in the Western Area, Sierra Leone. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ebola update: a long shadow over affected countries

In recent weeks there has been less and less information in the media about Ebola, so is no news good news? Cat Meredith looks at the situation in West Africa. ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees battle a winter storm with limited means

Syrian refugees living in flimsy tents and temporary shelters are among the hardest hit by the storm that is sweeping the Middle East. ...

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. ...

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