Subject: livelihoods

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From grove to market: how Oxfam is helping Palestinian olive farmers

The annual olive harvest is one of the most important events of the year for Palestinian farmers. It brings families and communities together and provides an income for around 100,000 people. Photos...

Gaza tech startup incubator devastated by shelling

When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of it as a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS)...

Gaza on the brink of major health crisis. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza's blockade, a personal story

Richard Stanforth is Oxfam GB's Regional Policy Adviser in the Middle East. Here, he shares his personal experience of what life has been like in Gaza under the blockade. ...

Pauline Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

If I were president... how would the children of Mukuru change the world?

From vegetable-growing pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Mora McLagan hears the children of Mukuru's hopes and dreams for the future and finds out what they would do if they...

Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...

Lia Gvianshvili in Galavani Credit: Caroline Berger/Oxfam

How foraging for fruit is changing lives in Georgia

Georgia is almost entirely dependent on agricultural imports and reliant on an inefficient soviet farming system. But with Oxfam's support things are starting to change.  To mark International...

One guarded entrance to the talks

Syrian peace talks: a time for hope?

Things are hotting up in Montreux, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where Oxfam campaigners are among the hundreds of diplomats, journalists, civil society and solidarity groups gathering for the beginning...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

'Made in Palestine' - helping a small women's group export soap to the world

Six years ago, a small women's co-operative from the West Bank started growing vegetables to sell at the local market. Now, with a little help from Oxfam, they are exporting soap around the world.  ...

Thursday in Tanzania visiting the rice fields

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Today she met farmers in Shinyanga, who are lifting lives with the income...

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