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Oxfam is tripling its aid in Ebola hit countries as the disease spirals out of control

International agency Oxfam is planning to triple its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and needs at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease, it said...

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....

Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying. Credit: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam

"Unless there is total peace I cannot go back"

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013 thousands have died and more than a million people have fled their homes. Nyakuoth Kuony and her family are among the many South Sudanese...

WOW! What a day...

Little did I know when I woke up on Saturday morning that I would be so moved and inspired by the Big IF London. I knew it was going to be a good day, but it was spectacular beyond what I had imagined. ...

This Week at Oxfam, 13-17 May

Firstly, apologies for leaving you without a This Week at Oxfam update last Friday.  Don't worry, it's back. It won't leave you again. At least, not for a while.  ...

MDG spending infographic

Are governments meeting their MDG spending targets?

Government Spending Watch, a site that collates MDG spending, launches today. Guppi Bola and Rachel Bladon explain how this powerful tool will be critical in holding governments to account....

Enough food for everyone IF

Introducing... Enough food for everyone IF

Meet IF. It might be one little word, but we're hoping it's going to make 2013 the beginning of the end of the global hunger crisis. Right now, 1 in every 8 people live...

Reaction to International Development Committee report on aid to Afghanistan:

"The UK government is showing admirable international leadership through sustaining its level of aid to Afghanistan, one of the world's poorest countries. Because of international aid a...

Put an end to risky malaria scheme, warns Oxfam

Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria is a dangerous distraction from effective public health measures. A scheme designed as a "silver bullet" to fight malaria could actually...

On World Food Day, a cash lifeline

Aisha tells me she's 100 years old and things have never been so bad. Deep lines etch her weathered face and I can only imagine the harsh life she must have led. I find her sitting on...

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