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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. ...

Panning for gold in Australia

Super rich getting richer at a rate of knots, says Forbes magazine

What's the difference between 85 and 67? One year, according to Forbes. Because with newly calculated figures available for 2014 it appears that now just 67 people own the same wealth as the...

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Still more to do on the Lobby Bill...

The Lobbying Bill: YES there are STILL things wrong with it, NO we're still not happy and NO the campaign isn't over. Since we last blogged about the 'Lobbying Bill'...

Campaiging on tax as part of the IF coalition at the G8

The beginning of the end of tax secrecy?

With the weather now firmly autumnal, it might seem like a long time has passed since David Cameron and the other G8 leaders stood on the banks of Loch Erne and pledged to work on tax dodging. But in reality...

Somali campaigners outside Barclays HQ in London

Somali campaigners call for Barclays back-pedal

I was on my bike very early this morning to join a group of Somali campaigners who are calling on Barclays to keep open the cash lifeline to Somalia. ...

Every baby is headline news

Congratulations Kate! The royal baby's a cause for celebration - just like the hundreds of thousands of children born worldwide every day. Future queen or not, mums in the UK have access to some...

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...

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. ...

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