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Ipaishe cycles the 6 km to work on the land she now owns, Gutu District, Zimbabwe. Credit:Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Adapting to a hotter, hungrier world in Zimbabwe

As we launch our new briefing on the impact of climate change on hunger, John Magrath introduces Ipaishe, a Zimbabwean farmer who has experienced both the benefits and limitations of schemes that...

The daily struggle for water in Yemen

World leaders are meeting in London today to discuss the deepening humanitarian situation in Yemen.  Over half the population does not have access to clean water and Sana'a is predicted...

Pic of the week

Pic of the week

Children cross a makeshift bridge over open sewage in Doe community, Monrovia, Liberia. Here Oxfam is building communal latrines and tap stands and training on how to look after...

Yemen: A community's killing well

"We want water! need water! Water! Nothing else!" This was the urgent plea from the community in Al-Basaabias (sometimes known as Al-Madba), Yemen. I'd arrived to carry...

Top 5 Paralympic Oxfam facts

The games are back! Following on from the sporting success of our Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts, here are five tidbits of trivia about the Paralympic games: The Paralympics and Oxfam...

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...

"The world must step in to avert South Sudan crisis"

There was an excellent opinion piece and slideshow on CNN's site last week. It's written by Pauline Ballaman, who leads our emergency response in the Jamam refugee camp, in South Sudan. ...

Providing safe water and fighting cholera in the Congo

Today marks International World Water Day, a way of focusing global attention on the importance of water and the need for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It's estimated that...

Getting water to thousands of refugees in Upper Nile

Nearly 34,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan's Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam - a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan - since the start of 2012. Oxfam's team...

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