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Adnan and his wife and children rest safely in Glasgow, while his brother and sister are unable to leave Syria.

Safe at last - a children's tale

Adnan had to leave his home in Syria in 2015. He arrived in the UK in November 2015, and was granted leave to remain in Glasgow in June 2016.Three months later, his wife, son (5) and daughter (7)...

Marching With women around the world: my experience at the women's march in Manchester

Photo: Rosy and her friend Esther at the Manchester event. Credit: Rosy Candlin. By Rosy Candlin Organised just a week in advance by local woman Jen Langton, the Women's March on...

Today is a victory for tax openness and fair play

Each year the poorest countries in the world lose out on $100 billion of vital funds because companies use tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. We believe it's a scandal and a form of...

Today, world leaders sign the global climate change agreement

Four months ago, governments from around the world agreed a global climate deal in Paris. This Friday, government officials will sign that agreement in a ceremony at the United Nations.   ...

Oxfam volunteers and Syrian children in Zaatari camp built kites on Monday 7th March and decorated them with Doves, as part of the solidarity campaign #withSyria. Credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the...

What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?

As concern grows about the link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and an increase in babies born with abnormally small heads Nigel Timmins, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director, reflects on what...

Enough is enough: it's time to end tax havens

Something big is happening today: A select committee of MPs are launching an inquiry into the UK's corporate tax system in the wake of recent headlines about the agreement...

7 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about the UN Climate Summit

Right now, world leaders are preparing for something huge: the UN Conference of the Parties (COP) Climate Summit this December that will determine how the world will tackle climate change. We've...

I'll be marching for climate action. Will you?

Today marks World Food Day, but it also sees the much anticipated UN Climate Change conference in Paris, COP21, edge ever closer. The issues of climate change and hunger can no longer be...

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...

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