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Rwandan refugees returning from camps in Tanzania in 1996. Credit: Howard Davies/Oxfam

The Rwandan genocide: twenty years on

In 1994, an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the space of a hundred days. David Bryer was Oxfam director at the time, here he remembers what he describes as the lowest point in...

An Oxfam aid helicopter touches down in Banda Aceh, 2005.

A Very British Appeal

Recommended viewing this week is a fascinating documentary on the work of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which has just turned 50. This is an extraordinary organisation that brings together...

UK's top musicians 'share for Syria' by releasing their favourite playlists

Starting today, we're pleased to announce that some of the UK's top bands will be sharing some of their favourite tunes from their record collections on our blog. ...

Syria crisis: The story of Manal

Katy Wright is our Head of UK Government Relations. She recently travelled to Lebanon with women's rights campaigner, Lady Fiona Hodgson, and Oxford MP and Oxfam Association Member, Nicola Blackwood....

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...

Team Tiger’s Treasure Hunt in Ethiopia

Oxfam is always looking at new ways to improve sanitation in its programmes and the Tiger Worm Toilet is just one novel method that is currently being trialled. With an estimated 2.6 billion people...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

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