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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...

Yemen: living in fear is ‘normal'

Oxfam has been working in Yemen for 30 years. Over 60 percent of the population - 16 million people - were already in need of some form of aid before the airstrikes started. An Oxfam staff worker...

0.7% - we did it: It’s finally law

Inspired, proud, downright ecstatic - we're experiencing the whole lot right now. Because today, after decades of tireless campaigning, parliament passed a law guaranteeing the UK will spend...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Gaza: From ceasefire to searching for a just lasting peace

Campaigns Director Ben Phillips gives a personal reflection on the ongoing challenge to bring lasting peace to Gaza. ...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

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....

Oxfam in Gaza: "I don't know if the people I met are alive or dead"

Last weekend a brief 12 hour cessation of hostilities was announced in Gaza. Oxfam teams were able to deliver vital water and aid to people who have fled their homes and lost everything. Soon afterwards,...

Damaged fishing boats in Gaza. More than ever, Gaza's fishermen are struggling to make a living.

Fishing under fire in Gaza

Arwa Mhanna, Oxfam Communications Officer in Gaza, shares how the conflict there is affecting everyday life. ...

Gaza: the situation on the ground

Arwa Mhanna, Oxfam Communications Officer in Gaza, shares how the conflict there is affecting everyday life. ...

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